Elegant. Smooth. Refined - this is 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. Jim Beam's 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 this whiskey its full-bodied flavor with smooth caramel and warm oak notes.