Bourbon may be known as America’s native spirit, but there’s one bourbon that’s become legend

Founded in 1795 and operated by the same family for seven generations, Jim Beam Bourbon has essentially been made the same way for the past 224 years. Double aged in new charred oak barrels for four years, Jim Beam White Label is unsurprisingly the world’s number one bourbon. This Kentucky staple delivers elements of grain and oak combined with nuances of char, fruit and caramelised sweetness, with notes of oak, spice, vanilla, caramel and toasted nuts, and medium-bodied complexity. A classic bourbon deserves a classic cocktail and the sour, with its perfect balance of sweet and sour, and with a fluffy top that’s winter perfect, is our favourite for this enduring spirit.

Jim Beam Bourbon Sour

30ml Jim Beam White Label Bourbon

15ml lemon juice

1/2 tsp sugar

1 egg white

dash of lemon lime soda

lemon wedge and cherry, to garnish


1. Add the Jim Beam White Label Bourbon, lemon juice, sugar and egg white to a cocktail shaker and dry shake (without ice).

2. Add ice and shake vigorously, then add the lemon lime soda and shake gently.

3. Strain into a short whisky sour glass and garnish with lemon wedge and cherry. 

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