Booker's Little Book Chapter 5: The Invitation

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Little Book® Chapter 5: “The Invitation,” is the fifth chapter in 8th Generation Beam Distiller Freddie Noe’s acclaimed Little Book® Whiskey annual release series. This year’s release is both a prompt to fans of American whiskey, as well as a reflection on Freddie’s experience blending and innovating chapters of Little Book over the last five years. Little Book Chapter 5: “The Invitation” invites whiskey fans to explore new and interesting blends, ages and flavors in the ever-evolving world of whiskey, specifically from the Beam family. The Invitation offers a chance for any curious drinker to expand their palette - both seasoned connoisseurs and newcomers alike.

The year’s release is also Freddie’s personal reflection on the diverse influences that have shaped his style as a distiller, leading him to create a diverse, yet cohesive, story for Little Book over the years. In addition to the spirit of curiosity and exploration that inspires the Little Book Whiskey series, each annual release features a blend of uncut and unfiltered1 liquid streams carefully chosen by Freddie Noe himself and meticulously blended until it meets his vision. Each liquid brings something unique to the final whiskey.

  • A 2-year-old Kentucky straight bourbon comes off the still and goes into the barrel at a lower proof. With an almost creamy mouthfeel, sweet grain flavor presents itself, creating a complexity for such a young age.
  • A 3-Year-Old malted 100% rye whiskey brings in peppery notes to the final blend common to rye, with complexity of toasted grain/cereal and a hint of nuttiness.
  • A 5-year-old Kentucky straight bourbon has hints of vanilla. A complexity of corn sweetness on the nose and a smooth finish help balance the flavors from the younger whiskies and the 15-year-old bourbon.
  • The 15-year-old Kentucky straight bourbon provides a heavier barrel flavor. This liquid specifically adds a lot of complexity in the final blend.

Proof: 116.8

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