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Jim Beam’s strong beverage is distilled without a chill filtration, the same way its original recipe did. According to the company, skipping this process “forces the liquid through a dense filter to remove fatty acids during distillation” and bonds the bourbon.
This results in a full-bodied flavor with oak, grain and warm caramel-tasting notes.
"We're taking bourbon lovers back in time and making a delicious bourbon true to the way my ancestors intended over 140 years ago, when Old Tub was first crafted," said Fred Noe, a seventh-generation master distiller, in a statement. "I'm excited to share this one-of-a-kind liquid with our fans and provide a bit of authenticity and nostalgia as we head towards another 225 years in the bourbon industry."
The bourbon retails for $22.99 for a 750-milliliter bottle and will be available at select retailers for a limited time.
Jim Beam says customers can drink Old Tub by itself or in a cocktail like an Old Fashioned or Brown Derby.
The company has been distilling bourbon in Bardstown, Kentucky, for over 140 years.