One of the four bourbons in Beam’s small batch collection, before the Booker’s Debacle of 2016 it was the neglected little brother compared to Booker’s. So far it is on average aged longer than Booker’s and is now a good $20 dollars cheaper in most markets.
Price: $50 for 750ml
Distilled/Owned by: Jim Beam / Beam Suntory
Mashbill: 76% corn, 12% rye, 10% malted barley
Cask Type: New charred oak, Char #4
Aged For: 7 Years
Color: Dark Copper
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn
Nose: Caramel, oak, vanilla, tobacco, and corn mash.
Taste: Intermediate on the palate. Vanilla, chocolate, tobacco, barrel char, sweet peanut butter.
Finish: Medium length and warmth, slightly bitter with peanut brittle and vanilla oak.
Thoughts: Baker’s was actually one of my very first bourbons I was introduced to so I have a bit of a soft spot for it. Warm, sweet, with signature beam peanut notes, given today’s prices this and Knob Creek Single Barrel are the best Price to performance coming out of Beam.
Score: 84 out of 100