As an heir to the craft whiskey legacy of Jim Beam, Baker’s Bourbon unveils a radiant array of expertly crafted single barrel and small batch bourbons that cater to both newcomers and seasoned connoisseurs of bold and expressive whiskey. Their 13-year-old Kentucky straight bourbon, drawn from a single barrel, embodies a distinctive and innovative twist on traditional sipping spirits, masterfully blending select ingredients with the nuances of aged oak.
The olfactory journey begins with an inviting bouquet, characterized by the deep, oaken musk of a well-seasoned barrel, adorned with layers of caramel candy, vanilla bean, and the comforting embrace of freshly roasted cinnamon sticks. Subtly interwoven within are crushed dark fruits and a gentle waft of ethanol.
Upon the palate, the experience evolves into a captivating dance, featuring lively notes of rye and raisins, generously dipped in velvety caramel. Hints of summer fruits make a delightful appearance, entwined with aged leather strips and the seasoned embrace of oak. As the tasting journey progresses, subtle threads of smoky char, marshmallow cream, and the warm indulgence of baked butterscotch cookies emerge.
Baker's Single Barrel, a 13-year-old Kentucky straight bourbon, gracefully mellows down in a finish that is steeped in allspice, the elegance of vintage oak planks, and a continuation of those irresistible caramel candies. A delicate touch of dry spice adds the perfect finishing flourish to this exceptional bourbon.
"Lean, dry and spicy, this seven-year-old small-batch Bourbon may be reminiscent of of rye whiskey. It has a mild maple scent and complex layers of vanilla, cigar wrapper, tea and orange peel, with a spicy finish. The alcohol feels moderate, even mellow, for over 100 proof."
"Poor Baker Beam, great-nephew of Jim Beam. His eponymous Baker’s bourbon ended up a sleeper bottle alongside rightfully lauded Booker’s bourbon and stellar limited editions of Knob Creek. But this year, Baker’s has reason to boast, as it gets the single-barrel treatment. It will remain 107 proof and a minimum of 7 years old. However, the addition of details like barreling date, age, warehouse, and barrel number will make for fun treasure hunting. Our bottle offered a lush palate of blackberries, delicious dried fruits, licorice, and cinnamon."