Product Review: Jim Beam “Jacob’s Ghost” White Whiskey

A great addition to any Halloween party!

It’s going to look great on the shelf and be a source of intrigue and questions as long as it has a place on your bar. “Ghost whiskey? Hmm what’s that?” Well, that’s a good question. According to the label, this spirit (pun-intended) is actually not “un-aged white dog” (it sure tastes like it), but aged for two years in white oak barrels. Actually, on its own, this white whiskey is barely serviceable. Not strong, just icky. It does not even have an alcoholy taste—it’s just plain weird, and causes you to smack your lips and maybe eek a little bit. That said, when mixed with ginger ale or a ginger beer it actually begins to taste good. That would be my recommendation: you have to mix it to be bearable.

In my bar collection which currently stands at more than 20 types of whiskey and about the same number of other liquors, this is the only product that meets such a criteria. Normally, I don’t like to buy something that needs to be mixed, unless we are talking adding a splash of water to something. Yeah, when it comes to whiskey-types I like a Rusty Nail, Old-Fashioned, or bourbon and coke as much as the next guy, but the base-whiskeys are always drinkable and enjoyable on their own. Not exactly the case here. It’s almost like a watered-down moonshine. So, case in point, buy this because it will look awesome on your bar. Maybe make sure to drink it with your friends around Halloween for an added thrill. The label is a see-through picture of Jacob Beam, the distillery’s founder. As a paranormal investigator, it’s still a must-have, and is even the official drink of our podcast and web-series. Ghost Whiskey is a nice conversation piece as well as a cool addition to your bottle collection if you have one. Just beware of the obvious faults. It can be had for the tolerable amount of $20-23.

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