Baker's 7 Year Old Kentucky Straight 107 Proof Bourbon Whiskey
A plethora of flavors opens up the palate, starting with slightly burnt caramel and spiced vanilla, which mix with green peppercorn and rye spice. Exploring more reveals a trace of sweet syrup which adds a hint of sweetness. While the nose may hide the proof, the boldness of the sip is revealed here and helps to pull forward and exemplify all of the flavors
This bourbon instantly identifies as a Beam product, as a nutty aroma jumps out, which is really potent and initially blocks out other scents. Giving a deep inhale however, brings out baking spices along with hints of caramel and vanilla. It would be nice if the nuttiness was not so dominating, however it still presents as a fine way to open the sip
The nuttiness found in the nose develops again on the finish and is joined with oak and vanilla. The vanilla quickly dissipates leaving a warming dry oak and nut flavor that dance around each other. These are propped up by a base of heat that reminds you of the 107 proof the bourbon is bottled at. Overall, the medium length finish is a nice way to end the sip.
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 his family for over 60 years. This time tested yeast provides Baker's with a silky smooth texture and consistent taste from batch to batch.