Jim Beam Black Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey a.k.a. Jim Beam Black Label is labelled as "extra aged," making it likely a blend of whiskeys aged around eight years. Those extra years make for a smooth, full-bodied flavor that has won competitions. The flavor of the whiskey itself softens and gives the barrel influences a chance to shine with vanilla and oak taking center stage before the signature Jim Beam hot-cinnamon finish. Jim Beam Black can be enjoyed neat or with a splash of water to bring out the flavors, but at such a competitive price, why not try it out in your favorite whiskey cocktail?