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Baker’s

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  • Distiller:

    Beam

  • Bottler:

    Beam

  • ABV:

    53.5%

  • Age:

    7 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The taste is spicy and warm with molasses, vanilla, and caramel. The finish has a touch of vanilla, fudge, and caramel.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: Modern Thirst
  • Excerpt: Baker's is a nice bourbon from the folks at Jim Beam. But it suffers from a lack of defining character to set it apart from the other offerings in the Jim Beam Small Batch lineup, making it a somewhat pricey option when Beam has better balanced or less expensive bottles available that cover the same flavor profiles.
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: There is lovely sweetness here, plenty of vanilla but also rich cherry, chocolate pudding, nutmeg, and fruitcake character.
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  • Raided Score: 80
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: It’s excellent bourbon but it’s a little too heavy on the palate for this sissy of a taster. Maybe a tad lumpish.
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  • Raided Score: 93
  • Publication: Wine Enthusiast
  • Excerpt: It has a mild maple scent and complex layers of vanilla, cigar wrapper, tea and orange peel, with a spicy finish. The alcohol feels moderate, even mellow, for over 100 proof.
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  • Raided Score: 93
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: Palate has a very interesting sweet/spicy battle going on with a middle of tongue burn. Expect leather, orange, black peppercorn, vanilla and cinnamon.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: With the exception of Basil Hayden’s, I fully enjoy the complexities and nuances that releases like the Baker’s Bourbon bring to the traditional Jim Beam whiskey.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: It’s not amazing but it’s not terrible either.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: Baker’s delivers an above average sip, yet one that seems like the odd man out in the Small Batch Collection.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: It seems with Baker’s they have found a balance between variables to create a very enjoyable bourbon experience.
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: Whiskey Advocate
  • Excerpt: Mature, complete bourbon with a 7 year age statement, and a real sleeper in the Small Batch Collection.
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  • Intro:

    This is a 7yr Beam product released at 107pf.

  • Nose:

    Cinnamon, leather and some weird oak funk. Not as much Beam peanut butter funk as I expected.

  • Taste:

    Caramel and vanilla, theres a good deal of maple and oak as well. Some odd funkiness on the back of my tongue, almost vegetal but overall it drinks like a standard beam mashbill bourbon.

  • Finish:

    Medium to long, longer than expected. Lots of cinnamon and molasses here as well as that nice peanut brittle.

  • Overall:

    It seems that I go on and off on a daily basis on whether I love or hate this bottle. After sitting down with it for a while, its a good $35 bourbon. Not quite bookers but not every day is a Bookers day. Its not amazing but its not terrible either.

  • Score:

    5

  • By t8ke
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