Baker’s Bourbon is now exclusively offered as a single barrel product that is aged at least 7 years. This Baker’s 7 Year Single Barrel spirit was barreled in January 2011 and aged for approximately 8 years and 6 months. The serial number, warehouse, and age statement can be found on the neck of the bottle. Jim Beam decided on a traditional style bourbon bottle that is capped with a barrel ring inspired topper. Consumers will have to pay a little more for the unique expression and wardrobe change.
Initially, there is an overwhelming alcohol note on the nose. However, after some time in the glass notes of oak, vanilla, and cinnamon appear.
The first sip has a thin to medium viscosity. The heat from this spirit is noticeable and gathers in the back palate. Oak is the most prominent note. The second sip coats the entire mouth. The same heat intensity follows the first sip with notes oak, spice, and peanuts. The third sip causes the mouth to water. A vanilla note emerged to accompany the other notes mentioned above.
The finish is long and pleasantly warm. Oak, spice, vanilla, and cinnamon are the most prominent notes.