Jim Beam Apple
In case you're wondering, yes it does indeed smell like apple juice as well as having the appearance of it.
Unlike your average Jim Beam, this does not contain the same alcohol content. It's actually less. So if you're afraid of the burning sensation experienced from stronger spirits then fear no more this can be the shot for you. It tastes almost like a hot apple juice that isn't hot... Let's put it this way; there's a little burning sensation but gives a nice tang to the drink. After this 'apple juice' is downed you will then experience a very late taste of bourbon. It's weird. It's almost like the bourbon wants to come back to say hi because it didn't have the chance to earlier.
The Bar Test
This looks like your average bourbon and coke drink. But, it will taste like weak carbonated apple juice with very little bourbon. Not to say I thought it was bad, the two flavours mix rather well to create this lovely apple-bourbon flavour. However, as the ice melts, it seems to just slowly become more and more like apple juice. I love my apple juice so I personally have no problem with this. It's incredibly easy to drink and maintains an appealing taste. You might almost guess this to be a cocktail if you were unsure what it was.
If you appreciate a strong drink or just enjoy having the taste of alcohol in your thirst quencher then Jim Beam Apple is probably not for you unless you're looking for some apple juice to go with your coke. I would recommend this to any straight cider drinkers out there who have considered branching out to something new as this would definitely help in either discovering or learning to love a new acquired taste of bourbon.
1. Funnily this smells like apple play-doh if that is a thing. Unfortunately, if you were expecting it, there is no play-doh taste. Fizzy apple juice is the only thing you're going to receive here. Arti claims that it is similar to old pop rocks (we do not recommend comparing to this).
2. The apple juice takes the back seat here. You can taste the bourbon with a small amount of fizz. It does have a very sugary taste to it.
3. Tastes like sucking on a lolly mixed with coke. There is almost no apple tang anymore. Oh and the smell of play-doh is back again.
4. If there was a small amount of sugar syrup mixed with coke it might taste like this. Again, no apple flavour is found here.
$36 per 700ml bottle
Standard price at Dan Murphy's Australia, prices may vary.