We hardly need a holiday to embrace good bourbon, but given that the holidays are here, why not celebrate with a small batch bourbon that hails from a legendary family of distilling. Baker’s Bourbon is named after Baker Beam, the grand-nephew of Jim Beam, but the Master Distiller and Blender is Fred Noe, a seventh generation Beam family distiller.
Not for the faint of heart, this hidden gem is one of the Small Batch Bourbon Collection that’s aged for seven years in new oak barrels, creating a silky smooth bourbon with an impressive 107 proof. There are warm vanilla and caramel overtones with a sweet yet smooth finish, and if you sit back and enjoy a few sips, you may find it reminiscent of your favorite Cognac.
Baker’s Bourbon is best enjoyed over ice or with a splash of water. It will also pair very well with a favorite cigar, so if you prefer a quieter, more refined evening in for New Year’s Eve or as you take in the many upcoming bowl games, forget the beer and chips and go for some bourbon and beef tips…or bourbon and barbecue…maybe some bourbon and bon-bons? Impress your friends and make them gatherings and celebrations of your own style.
Baker’s Bourbon was named “World’s Best American Whiskey” at the 2007 Whisky Magazine World Whiskies Awards. The distilling process utilizes a special strain of jug yeast, which results in the satiny smooth texture and consistent taste from batch to batch. With a quick check of reviews online, it’s described as having a nice fiery bite with a perfect weight that’s not too heavy, not too light…intensely flavored and well-balanced.
For those who enjoy their Bourbon, it’s as hot an option as ever. With over $2.7 billion in bourbon sold in the U.S. last year, let’s ring in the New Year and the football with some class…and help build the economy in the process. Baker’s Bourbon is part of tradition, so why not make it part of yours?
Visit their website at beamsuntory.com for more information on this and other options from the Beam Small Batch Bourbon Collection.