I think you hit on the reason why I am not a big fan of Beam bourbon. I like my bourbon either in rich caramel or some fruitiness. Beam has a nutty flavor I like, but no caramel or fruit to compliment that flavor, so as a whole, I tend to pass over the Beam bourbons. The exceptions to this is the Beam Black and Old Grand Dad.
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