Jim Beam Red Stag
Black Cherry

70cl / 40%
  • Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Jim Beam Red Stag / Black Cherry
Web Exclusive Price £23.85 £19.88 ex VAT (£34.07 per litre)
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A love-it-or-hate-it whiskey from Jim Beam, who have flavoured their bourbon with natural cherry flavour to make Red Stag.

Jim Beam Red Stag Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Lew Bryson for Whisky Advocate

    Smells like sweet, dead-ripe cherries, mashed up in bourbon with some brown sugar and just a dust of cinnamon. It's sweet, a bit thick, but 80 proof warming, and the bourbon - the Beam cinnamon note comes out clearer now - is dominant over the cherries here. The finish sees more cinnamon, even a hint of barrel oak, and manages to dry out a bit. 83 Points

94 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    11 days ago

    Immensely sweet, great taste, lovely finish, proper strength, introduced wife & daughter to it !!! Have to hide bottle now !!!

  • 4
    4 January

    I have just bought a fifth of Jim Beam Red Stag because I like cherries and Jim Beam, so I figured why not? I also got a bottle of Cherry Coke as a chaser and I like it more than I expected. I have been drinking Devil's Cut for a while now and this is a nice change of pace. I did notice that my bottle of Red Stag is only 70 proof and not 80, I'm not sure if they changed it or its because I live in America. But overall I rather like it.

  • 3
    23 December 2017

    Thought it is too sweet to begin with, changes well to more bourbon but still not great. Far to much cheery for me, quite sickly after a coule of nips...sorry could be better!

  • 1
    19 December 2017

    I was disappointed. It was way too sweet, tasting more like syrup than bourbon. I tried it because they were out of the regular. I prefer the unflavored but it may work on top of pancakes.

  • 2
    29 November 2017

    This is potentially a very good product, but as it stands at the moment, it is far too sweet. It tastes fine to start with, especially over ice, but then seems to develop an almost sickly sweetness. Someone also mentioned the cherry flavour as being 'artificial', well, I think I'd go along with that. Again, possibly due to the sweetness. As I said at the start, this could be a real good drink. Just needs to ditch the sucrose.

  • 5
    13 November 2017

    Its as smooth as smooth gets, heavy bourbon taste and that lasting cherry aftertaste, well rounded and lingering

  • 5
    2 November 2017

    Had to buy this from the UK as it’s no longer available in Australia, got here quicker than a parcel from Perth but the taxes killed me, ended up at $80 a bottle I’m going to drink it slower now.

  • 5
    27 October 2017

    As a Talisker drinker, I was intrigued to try this, when it was bought as a present for me. It really is a 'marmite, love it or hate it drink in my opinion. I love it, especially as I like cherries and this, over ice or a drop or two of water, to release the aromas of cherry and cinnamon, is spot on. Well worth a try.

  • 5
    23 October 2017

    Smooth, delicious lingering flavour and just enough heat, serve on the rocks...enjoy!

  • 5
    9 October 2017

    Great flavor!!!

  • 5
    19 August 2017

    80 proof is amazing but weaker stuff is horrible. Always check before you buy. Weaker stuff has no flavour.

  • 3
    5 June 2017

    Didn't really hit the spot for me. I found it tasted neither of whiskey,cherry,or a pleasant blend. Not terrible mind,far from it. I'm definitely going to finish the bottle I've bought just,I'd be surprised if I buy another. Worth a try mind if like me,it intrigues u.

  • 5
    26 May 2017

    Fantastic. Was brought as a gift. Amazing with ice

  • 5
    13 May 2017

    It is amazingly smooth, and when mixed with pepsi it just completes itself for a rich fulfilling flavor.

  • 5
    5 May 2017

    Straight or with Dr Pepper on the rocks. Smooth and enjoyable.

  • 5
    27 April 2017

    Not into whiskies but this is amazing stuff and can drink it neat! Classy with ice! Converted

  • 1
    15 February 2017

    Seriously is this the best life has to offer drank some of my girlfriends thinking it was bourbon, I could taste bourbon a bit then got some artificial cherry taste. Overpriced by about ?17. If you have to mix spirits with cherry ,coke or lemonade then you obviously don't like spirits or you would drink them straight

  • 5
    2 January 2017

    I love it, I drink it with Dr. Pepper before I go to bed, A

  • 3
    28 December 2016

    Very pleasant, if not bit too sweet. On rocks or - preferably - not tastes very good.

  • 5
    26 December 2016

    Very nice

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