I’ve been trying to try and make more of an effort to try American whiskies and one that I always wanted to try was Baker’s. Why? Because Horst Leuning of Whisky.com has always said that he prefers Scotch to Bourbon, much like myself, but said that one of his favourites in Baker’s.
So I thought it could be one of my favourites. Inter. Whisky in Frankfurt finally provided me the opportunity to try it because I’m cheap and have too much whisky for my tiny flat right now.
Baker's 7 53.5%
Nose: Funky and nutty. Slightly burnt chestnut, plum, a little peanut, herbal oak and charcoal.
Taste: Intense, spicy, dry oak, very dry then plum then more oaky again, nutty charcoal, a big grip on the palate from the tannins.
Finish: Medium length. Tingling, white pepper and ginger. Quite dry and tannic.
From Jim Beam distillery. Quite like the style of this one, fruity, nutty and tannic. Definitely up there with Bourbon’s I enjoy but probably wouldn’t go as far as to buy a bottle.
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American Review #52
Whisky Network Review #651
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