Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Baker's: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by Calandro's Supermarket

Baker's Bourbon
Ah bourbon.  I love you.  And Baker's, you're alright!  Out of Jim Beam's small batch collection comes Baker's, a high-proofed tasty bourbon whiskey out of Kentucky.  Aged seven years and clocking in at 107 proof, this bourbon smells of clover, permanent marker, honey, and oak.  For a bourbon, the sweetness fades quickly on the palate and flavors of charcoal and burnt oak turn into a spiciness.  It finishes pretty well for a 107 proof bourbon.  The big oak remains through the end.  Ultimately this bourbon needs a few ice cubes, some water, or a full on cocktail to reach its potential, but it is still pretty nice, all things considered.

Baker's Bourbon

Average Score 71.0

Whisk(e)y Wednesday is a blog post series on Bite and Booze sponsored by Calandro's Supermarket. Calandro's has one of Baton Rouge's best selections of bourbon, Scotch, and other whisk(e)ys as well as wine and craft beer. WW is created and rated by the hosts of Raise a Glass. Scores are marked for Nose, Taste, Finish, and Balance and Complexity using our own propriatary scoring system. Marks are then added and averaged, leaving us with a final score out of a 100 point scale. Our scale should be looked at on the full range of 0-100 rather than an academic range where 70 is passing and anything less is failing. A 50 should be considered a very mediocre whisk(e)y while anything below 20 is absolute horse piss and anything above 90 is rather extraordinary.

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