May 18

Baker’s 7 Year Old Bourbon – Review

Baker's 7 Year Old BourbonBaker’s 7 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

107 Proof

Price Point: $40 – $50 for 750 ML

Distiller: James B. Beam Distilling Company

 

Background

Well, time to round out my reviews of Jim Beam’s Small Batch Collection.  Most recently, I have rated the behemoth that is Booker’s.  Before that, I gave a middle-of-the-road rating to Knob Creek, and a very low rating to Basil Hayden’s.  So what does Baker’s have in store for me?  Let’s find out.

 

Review

From the nose alone, you can tell that this is clearly a Beam product, not unlike Knob Creek.  Baker’s smells very sweet and syrupy, with some rye for good measure.  Also very nutty and oaky.

This is a very tasty bourbon.  Probably the perfect proof (for my palate) to enjoy neat; others may not agree.  Baker’s embodies the characteristics of a great all-around bourbon: corn sweetness, oak, and rye.  I’d love to taste a more mature version of the same recipe.

The finish is nice, but a little bitter considering how sweet Baker’s is on the nose and taste.  This is the most disappointing part of this whiskey.

 

Rating & Recommendations

Baker’s is a solid bourbon, getting a rating of 87 out of 100 from me.

This is my favorite of Beam’s Small Batch Collection, but there is still something left to be desired.

 

-Ryan

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