History: Jacob Boehm emigrated from Germany in 1760, changed his name to Beam and settled in the bluegrass lands of old Bourbon County which was then part of Virginia (it joined Kentucky later in 1792). Jacob sold his first barrel of whiskey in 1795. Since then seven generations of the Beam family have faithfully followed the time-honoured recipes and traditions. Jacob''s great grandson, James ''Jim'' Beam steered the family business through dramatic growth and then the tough times of Prohibition. After the repeal James (then aged 70) built a new distillery in Claremont, Kentucky and from this point on, the whiskey was called "Jim Beam Bourbon". Keeping up the great Beam family tradition, production is now overseen by Frederick Booker Noe III who is Jim''s great grandson.
Production: Named after Baker Beam, grand-nephew of the legendary Jim Beam, Baker''s Bourbon is 7 years old and hand-bottled at 53.5% abv (107 proof). Made in small batches using a special mix of grains and fermented using a special strain of rare jug yeast that''s been used by the Beam family for over 60 years. This time tested yeast provides Baker''s with a silky smooth texture and consistent taste from batch to batch. Aged for 7 years in new American oak barrels, which give this bourbon a deeply mellow, richly flavourful, medium-bodied taste with a delicious aroma full of fruit and vanilla.
Tasting note: Warm amber with deep tawny glints. Aromas of fruit with warm notes of new oak, vanilla and caramel. On the palate it has a delightfully silky texture, nutty toasted notes mingle with fruit flavours and vanilla. Sweet, smooth and quite long on the finish.