Are you ready for Jacob’s Ghost White Whiskey? The new product is the latest offering from Jim Beam Distillery, undoubtedly hoping to appeal to vodka and tequila drinkers everywhere. The special white whiskey is based on an 18th century recipe left behind by the company’s founder and first distiller, Jacob Beam. The 80-proof white label bourbon is made from same mashbill (a blend of corn, wheat and barley) used on Jim Beam Kentucky Bourbon and aged at least one year in oak barrels. Afterwards, the product is run through a filtration process that drains it of its color, lightening the taste considerably by removing some of the stronger flavors, in this case, mostly oak. What’s left behind is semi-clear bourbon (it has an off-white, almost gold tint to it) that tastes remarkably like Jim Beam. The palate will still be able to distinguish a slight oakiness in the background, although corn and pepper are the dominant flavors, and a dry finish. In a blind taste test, most people won’t be able to taste the difference between Jacob's Ghost and regular Jim Beam. For mixologists, Jacob’s Ghost mixes easily with your favorite soft drink or soda, but the more adventurous may want to try a Bloody Ghost (Jacob’s Ghost + bloody Mary mix). Better yet, make them a Ghost Cosmo, a clear version of the classic cocktail made with white cranberry juice. If all else fails, a bottle of Jacob’s Ghost White Whiskey will look damn wicked sitting on the bar at your Halloween party.
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