Baker’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
53.5% ABV/107 Proof
$44 to $50
What the Distillery Says:
Named after Baker Beam, grand nephew of the legendary Jim Beam, Baker’s® Bourbon is seven-years-old and hand-bottled at 107 proof. Embracing over six generations of distilling experience, Baker’s Bourbon utilizes a special strain of jug yeast that has been in the family for over 60 years. This time tested yeast provides Baker’s with a silky smooth texture and consistent taste from batch to batch.
The mix of grains, yeast, and seven soothing years in new oak combine to give this bourbon a deeply mellow, richly flavorful, medium-bodied taste with a delicious aroma full of fruit and vanilla. Baker’s is best served in a snifter with a splash of spring water.
Age: 7 years
Color: Warm amber, tawny, nut brown
Aroma: Fruit, vanilla, caramel
Taste: Toasted nuts, fruit, vanilla, silky texture
Finish: Sweet, smooth, medium-long
What Richard Says:
Nose: This nose definitely needs water. I get a lot of cedar with a layer of mint.
Palate: Toasted pine nuts, a huge amount of vanilla, and a little dark fruit sweetness. It’s very chocolaty too.
Finish: Shorter than expected and surprisingly smooth even at bottling strength.
Comments: Baker’s I always find interesting because it’s surprisingly different from both standard 7 to 8 year old Beam and Knob Creek. It’s surprisingly smooth with tons of chocolate and vanilla. It also has less of that cherry character I tend to find throughout Beam bourbons. Easily, this is my favorite of the bunch.
Rating: Must Try
What Matt Says:
Matt has not had a chance to review this whiskey yet.