Baker's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 7 year old
Best Buy. Opening nosings detect concentrated, litchi nut, deep-roasted grain scents; aroma turns baked, buttery, oaky and almost brandy-like with aeration. Palate entry is integrated, sweet, and slightly peppery; at midpalate there's a sweet oak/vanilla rush that backs off prior to the finish, leaving behind taste traces of spirity heat, vanilla extract, cake frosting, butter cream and resin. Evokes thoughts of Cognac, in particular, from the Borderies district. P.P.
Rich, multi-layered nose; vanilla, cornmeal, berries (black raspberries, wineberries), and broad-shouldered oak. Powerful, but not overproof hot in the month; controlled. Mature, complete bourbon with a 7 year age statement, and a real sleeper in the Small Batch Collection. - LB