Jim Beam Distillery
From The Distillery:
* Age: 7 years
* Proof: 107
* Color: Warm amber, tawny, nut brown
* Aroma: Fruit, vanilla, caramel
* Taste: Toasted nuts, fruit, vanilla, silky texture
* Finish: Sweet, smooth, medium-long
* Award: Gold Medal Bourbon
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.
Appearance: I poured this viscous golden amber whiskey into a bourbon glass.
Smell: The liquer smelled strong of maple sugar, vanilla, and caramel. It is extremely potent and gives off a vast amount of heat.
Taste: It is a very smooth and warming drink, coming in bold at 107 proof. It is full of many kinds of sugars: maple, brown and caramelized. It leaves a vanilla finish with a balanced oak character.
Mouthfeel: It is velvety smooth, and coats your lips with a buttery feeling with a lingering finish.
Notes: I was introduced to this bourbon at a party by someone from Kentucky. At that time, I sampled not only the Baker’s, but also the Booker’s.
I bought this bottle on February 19, 2010. That is the day we confirmed that my wife Tara was pregnant. I enjoyed this bottle with many friends and family, leaving the last bit for this tasting. Expect to see a review of the Booker’s come October, when my child is due.