The joys of the season to you and to lady "J" as well.
Indeed, I can certainly recommend to all and sundry a good Jim Beam cocktail, and VERY highly.
As for me I generally lean toward 100 proof Wild Turkey or a nice single malt Scotch whiskey if I have my preference. Black Jack (Jack Daniels black label)ain't a bad sippin' drink either. Did you know that only spirits distilled in Kentucky may be labeled Bourbon?
At the moment my favorite cocktail is the Margarita and that has no whiskey. Try these:
Kentucky Wildcat recipe
1/2 oz Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey
1/2 oz Southern Comfort peach liqueur
1/2 oz Yukon Jack Canadian whisky
1/2 oz Jim Beam bourbon whiskey
2 oz sweet and sour mix
2 oz Coca-Cola
Pour ingredients over ice in a highball glass, and stir gently. Garnish with a twist of lemon, and serve.
Depressed Goalie recipe
3 1/2 oz Jim Beam bourbon whiskey
2 oz Pepsi cola
2 oz Mountain Dew citrus soda
Fill a mason jar with ice. Pour over the whiskey (Jim Beam). Then add the Pepsi and Mountain Dew. Mix if desired.
Beam Mint Julep
1 part JIM BEAM Bourbon
Pinch of granulated sugar
Splash of water
Finely crushed ice
Fresh mint leaves
In a Collins glass, muddle mint leaves with sugar in a splash of water. Fill the glass with crushed ice and add the JIM BEAM Bourbon. Stir contents until the glass becomes frosty, adding more ice if necessary. (Don't hold the glass in your hand while stirring). Garnish with sprigs of mint.