Bourbon: Baker’s Bourbon
Distillery: Jim Beam
Age: 7 years
Proof: 107; approx 53.5% abv ,
Notes: Baker’s is made with a Beam family recipe preferred by Baker Beam, grand nephew of Jim Beam. It uses a strain of jug yeast for making Bourbons that been in the Beam family for over 50 years.
Color: Tawny, warm amber.
Nose: Hot caramel, very “Autumn-like” oriented scents, a pleasant musk. Slight vanilla.
Taste: Toasted nuts, silky texture. Again, a lot of Autumn flavor which encompasses that taste in the air as leaves fall and temperature is changing. Jim Beam Master Distiller Fred Noe tells BourbonBlog.com that this Bourbon is popular with Single Malt and Scotch drinkers, he explains in the video below where we interview Fred at his annual Bourbon Q in Bardstown, Kentucky.
Finish: Sweet and smooth medium finish. Some sting on the end notes that open into a delicious back of the throat glow of caramel.
Baker’s was awarded a Gold Medal Bourbon by Wine Enthusiast.