Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Marianne Eaves Debuts Forbidden & James B. Beam Distilling Co. Introduces An American Single Malt Whiskey

Forbidden Bourbon by Master Distiller Marianne Eaves

Marianne Eaves, Kentucky's first female Master Distiller, has introduced Forbidden, the spirits industry's first white corn and white winter wheat expression of Kentucky bourbon. The bourbon is the result of nearly a decade of work by Eaves, who aimed to capture the essence of an elegant mature bourbon through nontraditional low-temperature fermentation. Forbidden Bourbon breaks new ground by using unconventional ingredients and techniques. The initial release is a small batch of 5-year-old bourbon with a sweet and smooth profile, featuring flavors of vanilla, caramel, citrus, and oak spice. It will be available in select states and online at a SRP of $129. The first release will include a highly allocated number of hand-blended bottles along with three single barrel cask strength expressions. Learn more at DrinkForbidden.com.

Clermont Steep™ American Single Malt Whiskey. Photo credit: Beam Suntory

In another development, James B. Beam Distilling Co. has entered the American Single Malt Whiskey category with the launch of Clermont SteepTM. Developed by Freddie Noe, 8th Generation Master Distiller, Clermont SteepTM is a five-year-old American Single Malt Whiskey distilled and aged in Clermont, Kentucky. Noe defined the guidelines for this emerging category, emphasizing the unique flavor of American malted barley. The whiskey showcases warm toffee sweetness and a bready taste. Clermont SteepTM marks a significant step for James B. Beam Distilling Co. as it explores this growing segment. The whiskey will be available in select states starting June 2023. Learn more HERE.

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