Jim Beam Devil’s Cut Bourbon is a blend of 6-year-old bourbon and bourbon reclaimed from the wood of barrels after they’re drained for bottling. It’s a unique process, and the name is a play on the term “angel’s share,” the alcohol that is lost to evaporation during aging—Jim Beam use “devil’s cut” to refer to the bourbon absorbed into the wood. Launched in 2011, it has received some pretty impressive critical accolades.
Jim Beam is, today, the largest bourbon producer in the world. Founded in the 1790s by Jacob Beam (though it was renamed for James Beam in 1933), the continuous operation of their distillery in Clermont, Kentucky was only interrupted during Prohibition—other than that, they’ve been at it for more than 200 years.