I’ve mentioned Baker’s  Bourbon in the past, but have not really discussed the Bourbon itself. As much as I dislike Booker’s, I really do enjoy Baker’s. Baker’s is one of the Beam Brands Small Batch Group (Knob Creek, Basil Hayden’s, Booker’s, and Baker’s), and I enjoy all of them but Booker’s. Baker’s however is sweeter than Basil Hayden’s and much more complex and interesting than Knob Creek. Nowadays I try my Bourbon’s several different ways, neat, with a single ice-cube, and sometimes mixed with ginger. If that fails I make a Old Fashioned Ginger to drink up the bottle. With Baker’s it is good neat, but for some reason it blooms when poured over a single extra-large ice-cube. It goes from very good to wonderful in the blink of an eye. It could be the taming of the alcohol in the 107 proof Bourbon, or I just like how it highlights the caramel nature and spices and knocks down the sweetness ever so slightly. If you see of bottle of Baker’s it is well worth your time to try. I doubt you will be disappointed, but the price tag is generally in the $50 range so if you are on a budget, this is not inexpensive Bourbon. There are Bourbons in that price range which I prefer more, but Baker’s is no slouch. If you are so inclined, give it a whirl!

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