JIM BEAM BLACK Gift Set: Elegant. Smooth. Refined. That's what extra aging will do to bourbon. Jim Beam Black is a premium bourbon with a more flavorful character made to be sipped and savored. Our premium 86-proof, extra-aged bourbon ages years longer in white oak barrels than original Jim Beam. It’s those extra years of aging that give Jim Beam Black its full-bodied flavor with smooth caramel and warm oak notes. A deep nose with a mix of caramel oak, cinnamon, and vanilla. A full-bodied whiskey flavor, heavier in caramel, well-balanced, rich and flavorful.