Traditionally, I am a brown spirit purist. I like them to be untouched by outside flavors other than those which naturally occur during aging. I think that most brown spirit drinkers would agree with me on that. At the same time, curiosity did take hold of me when Jim Beam came out with three new expressions: Red Stag Honey Tea, Black Cherry and Spiced with Cinnamon. The Black Cherry intrigued me the most, seeing as cinnamon and honey tea are common flavors associated with bourbon. The Black Cherry is an excellent addition to the Jim Beam label, it still has the signature flavor of the original Jim Beam and the black cherry flavor adds some smoothness and warmth to balance everything out.