Jim Beam Black is a 6 year old Kentucky straight bourbon. The label says triple aged, which you would think refer to aging in three different cask types, but then you remember that “straight bourbon” can only be aged in one type of barrel: new, charred, American white oak. What does it mean, then? Well, it simply refers to the fact this bourbon is aged for three times as long as legally required to be labeled as a “straight bourbon”. This bourbon is a significant step up from their stock standard White Label expression, and is well worth enjoying neat.