Jim Beam Devil’s Cut
No sympathy for the devil, once you see his cut.
As bourbon ages, a portion of the liquid is lost from the barrel due to evaporation—that’s the “Angel’s Share.” After aging, when the bourbon is dumped out of the barrel, a certain amount of whiskey is left trapped within the wood of every barrel. They call this the “devil’s cut.”
In order to create Jim Beam® Devil’s Cut™, the makers have developed a proprietary process that actually pulls the rich whiskey trapped inside the barrels’ wood after they’re emptied. This barrel-treated extract is held until it develops the proper balance of bourbon notes, then it’s blended with 6 year old bourbon and bottled at 90 proof. The result: a robust, premium bourbon with deep color, aroma and character.