Jim Beam Prices on the Rise!

If you’re a fan of Jim Beam, you may want to consider stocking up on some of your favorites in the next couple of weeks.  Beginning February 1, 2015, Jim Beam products will cost an average of 4.5% extra in the great state of Michigan!

Most products are rising by $1.00 to $2.00 per 750 mL bottle, including brands such as Baker’s, Booker’s, Knob Creek, Old Crow, and Old Grand Dad.  One notable exception is Jim Beam Single Barrel which is set to rise by $5.00 (14.3%) to $39.99 for a 750 mL bottle.  The only good news in the price changes is for fans of Red Stag who will receive a $2.00 discount per bottle!  A full list of price changes follows.

Product Name Size (mL) New Price  Price Change Percent Change
BAKER’S BOURBON 750 49.96       2.97 6.3%
BEAM’S CHOICE 750 20.99       1.00 5.0%
BEAM’S CHOICE 1750 38.99       2.00 5.4%
BOOKER’S 750 59.99       1.00 1.7%
JIM BEAM 200 5.99         .20 3.5%
JIM BEAM 375 10.48         .49 4.9%
JIM BEAM 750 19.99       1.00 5.3%
JIM BEAM 1000 25.99       1.00 4.0%
JIM BEAM 1750 37.99       1.00 2.7%
JIM BEAM HONEY 375 10.48         .49 4.9%
JIM BEAM HONEY 750 19.99       1.00 5.3%
JIM BEAM HONEY 1000 25.99       1.00 4.0%
JIM BEAM HONEY 1750 37.99       1.00 2.7%
JIM BEAM KENTUCKY FIRE 375 10.48         .49 4.9%
JIM BEAM KENTUCKY FIRE 750 19.99       1.00 5.3%
JIM BEAM KENTUCKY FIRE 1000 25.99       1.00 4.0%
JIM BEAM MAPLE 375 10.48         .49 4.9%
JIM BEAM MAPLE 750 19.99       1.00 5.3%
JIM BEAM SINGLE BARREL 750 39.99       5.00 14.3%
KNOB CREEK BBN 375 19.99       1.00 5.3%
KNOB CREEK BBN 1000 44.99       1.00 2.3%
KNOB CREEK BBN 1750 71.99       2.00 2.9%
KNOB CREEK SINGLE BARREL 750 47.99       2.00 4.3%
OLD CROW 375 4.99         .20 4.2%
OLD CROW 750 8.99         .50 5.9%
OLD CROW 1000 11.99       1.00 9.1%
OLD CROW 1750 19.99       1.70 9.3%
OLD GRAND DAD 375 8.99         .50 5.9%
OLD GRAND DAD 750 16.99       1.00 6.3%
OLD GRAND DAD 1750 31.99       2.00 6.7%
OLD GRAND DAD BONDED 750 19.99       1.00 5.3%
RED STAG BY JIM BEAM 1750 37.99     (2.00) -5.0%
RED STAG BY JIM BEAM 750 17.99     (2.00) -10.0%

The B3 – Bourbon Bacon Bloody Mary

The B3

Our morning is getting off to a slow start, so we figured what better time to share our take on a classic Bloody Mary?  We bet you’ll never guess what we’ve “enhanced” it with.  Yep, you got it – Bourbon!  And since we’re feeling a little crazy, we threw in a strip of bacon too!

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Elijah Craig 12 Year Straight Bourbon
  • 8 ounces Tomato Juice
  • 1-1/2 tsp Steak Sauce
  • 1-1/2 tsp Cream Style Horseradish
  • 5 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 strip Applewood-Smoked Bacon (cooked)
  • Todd’s Crabby Dirt Seasoning
  • Fresh Cracked Black Pepper
  • 3 Stuffed Manzanilla Olives
  • Ice

Directions

  1. Fill pint glass half full with ice.
  2. Pour in 2 ounces of Straight Bourbon.
  3. Add in Steak Sauce, Worcestershire Sauce, and Cream Style Horseradish.
  4. Top with approximately 8 ounces Tomato Juice.
  5. Stir thoroughly.
  6. Season top liberally with Todd’s Crabby Dirt.
  7. Sprinkle with fresh cracked Black Pepper to taste.
  8. Garnish with three olives and strip of bacon.

Note

We were running a little low on Tomato Juice this morning, so substituted some Mint and Lime V8 Juice that we had on hand.  Normally I wouldn’t think this would be a great mix with Bourbon, but it added a nice little zing!

Simple Old Fashioned

This is a simplified Old Fashioned recipe without the fruit.  It’s nothing fancy, but is quick to make if you want to switch it up from “only” Bourbon.

Simple Old FashionedIngredients

  • 2 ounces Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • 1 tsp sugar (or 1 sugar cube)
  • 1 splash water
  • 2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
  • 1 dash Regan’s Orange Bitters No. 6
  • Ice

Directions

  1. Add sugar to empty Old Fashioned or Rocks glass.
  2. Pour splash of water on sugar.
  3. Add both bitters to the glass and mix or muddle until sugar is completely dissolved in solution.
  4. Pour in the Bourbon.
  5. Fill with ice and stir.

Bourbon Balsamic Beef Stir-Fry

Bourbon Balsamic Beef Stir-fry

This is one of the simplest ways to enjoy our Savory Bourbon Balsamic Sauce if you’re in a hurry.  Simple recipe, but amazing taste.  Enjoy!

Ingredients

Directions
1. In wok or large skillet, brown meat over medium-high heat until cooked to desired temperature.
2. Drain grease from wok.
3. Pour in Bourbon Balsamic Sauce and stir until beef is thoroughly coated.
4. Add in frozen vegetables.
5. Increase heat to high, and stir continuously until vegetables are cooked (3-5 minutes).
6. Serve with or without remaining sauce.

Savory Bourbon Balsamic Sauce

Bourbon Balsamic Sauce

For our first recipe, we thought we would introduce you all to our favorite Bourbon sauce.  It is a savory and slightly sweet sauce which is very versatile in adding some flavor to a number of dishes.  We have used it as a glaze, a sauce to spoon over a dish, and as a marinade.  In future entries, we will be featuring some of our favorite recipes that make use of this sauce. So far it has never disappointed!

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp Four Roses yellow label Bourbon
  • 3 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Beef Broth
  • 1 tsp Tamari Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Light Brown Sugar
Directions
  1. In small sauce pan, combine 1/3 cup Bourbon (set aside the added 1 Tsp for later) with the remainder of ingredients.
  2. Heat at medium-high heat, stirring constantly until light brown sugar is fully dissolved.
  3. Continue heating to boil, stirring regularly until sauce is reduced to 1/3 cup.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the remaining 1 Tsp of Bourbon.

Alternate Preparation

Substitute 2 Tbsp of Teriyaki Sauce in place of Worcestershire Sauce and 2 Tbsp Chicken Broth in place of Beef Broth.