Baker's (USA) 07-year-old

Overall rating
83.76/100
votes
431
Whiskybase ID
WB135277
Category
Bourbon
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Small Batch Bourbon
Bottled
13.05.2013
Stated Age
07 years old
Casknumber
Batch B-90-001
Strength
53.5 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottle code
L3133CLA / 10401435
Barcode
080686015406
Market
United States United States
Added on
18 jul 2019 1:23 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 76.30

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Whisky reviews for Baker's (USA) 07-year-old

44 users have left 49 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.76 points.

  1. wbarchive_875995 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Pleasant, spicy and moderately soft bourbon.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Caramel, popcorn, boiled corn, burnt sugar, dried bananas, ripe plum pulp, dried fruits, figs, peaches.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Dense, flowing, half liquor. Tannin tree, popcorn with a little salt, caramel, dried fruits, plum compote.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Dry, tart with a corn-caramel profile.

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  3. aw-home scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Spices with fruits, vanilla, chocolate and oak notes.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Vanilla and caramel with fruit, coffee, spices and oak aromas.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Long with vanilla, fruits, spices, chocolate, coffee and oak flavors.

  4. RobNagtegaal scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Nose: vanilla,
    Pallet: lots of vanilla, sweet typical bourbon flavors
    Finish: vanilla, very sweet, some wood

  5. d1scostu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

  6. Bembel did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Wow. Is that JimBim?
    There is great aged bourbon here! The 53.5% is absolutely great!
    • Nose
      Very sweet honey. Caramel. Vanilla. citrus. Slightly nutty. milk chocolate. A strong spiciness floats in the background.
    • Taste
      Dry and peppery at the start. Pushes powerfully forward. Hazelnut. Vanilla. Honey. Oak. Sweet caramel sticks all over the mouth. Great spice.
    • Finish
      Long. warming. Sweet caramel and nut again.
      The taste of corn lingers in the mouth.

  7. Petitcham scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Strong acidity, cherry, relatively high drinking, if you bought it in the old days, it is drinkable.

  8. Nazin scored this whisky 67 points Expert Senior

    Not complex and easy to drink.

  9. glenrob scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. KB201 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Baker's 107 is one of Jim Beam's Small Batch Bourbons. For the series, high quality barrels are selected from the best places in the warehouses.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Very fruity, strong vanilla with caramel and the typical fresh oak.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Very cute! A strong start, vanilla and caramel dominate, but also with notes of dark fruits and chocolate. Soft and harmonious, oily on the tongue.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long, intense finish, dry. the vanilla and caramel taste linger for a long time.

  11. DistiLesha scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    It differs little in its taste and aroma profile from the total mass of bourbons. It just feels more confident in quality and intensity, but this is clearly associated with increased strength.
    Anyway, a very enjoyable drinking bourbon with a great and interesting profile, the current average is a little understated in my opinion.
    N: 22 T: 21 F: 22 B: 20
    • Nose
      Peanuts, caramel, ripe juicy corn, bourbon, bread crumb, a little varnish, wet cardboard, hot pepper, apricot, a little vanilla
    • Taste
      Sweetness 9 out of 10, bourbon, corn, butter caramel, lacquer-acetone notes of bourbons, wet cardboard, hot spices, vanilla, tannin quince astringency.
      On the second sip, orange peel is added.
    • Finish
      Dry, woody, damp wood.
      Then it develops to acidity and licorice.
      Interestingly, absolutely no bitterness.

  12. LeChiffre scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  13. MrDvorak scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    RATING: 84pts – |83 – 86 (B) → Good| — Not a “must”, but a nice-to-have.
    • Nose
      84 84
      The nose is quite expected with a profile of caramelized popcorn, boiled corn and ripe plum's pulp.
    • Taste
      83 83
      The taste is oily and dense with hints of salted caramel, dried fruits compote, tannic wood and chocolate.
    • Finish
      84 84
      The finish is medium lenght and quite dry with domination of caramel and cocoa powder notes followed by popcorn.

  14. Don Cassi scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    From the aroma to the finish, leather, caramel and orange predominate, with spicy notes and oak in the finish. The increased alcohol content literally burns the aromas into the palate. The finish could still be a little longer.

    Grade: 2

  15. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 57 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Brand new furniture, paint, brown sugar cake, candles, toffee, how long is this? The smell of alcohol and the irritating smell are both suffocating, and the nose wants to hide away. There are more nuts and wood in the latter part, but at the same time, the overall aroma will quickly fall down and become lifeless.

    Drink: The wine is thick and full, but spicy, salty, bitter, and various sensations clearly occupy the taste buds. It is difficult to have the mood to dig into the ground to find other flavors in it.

    Overall: I think this wine is really lacking in vitality, or organic. This description refers more to the overall aroma.

  16. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Hard to point down the batch I had but Baker's was very nice back then, suffered a bit in recent times I heard but can also confirm, though also only with one batch I had. Good abv. not cask strength but reduced. Wouldn't spend a leg or arm on it but for roughly 50 EUR it was fine.

  17. Igor_Gudimov scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Great nose, taste - a little too oaky for me
    • Nose
      88 88
      Vanilla popcorn, burnt white sugar, some hint of tropical fruits or raisins, and some oaky notes
    • Taste
      85 85
      Upfront oakiness, after that caramel, popcorn hints
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium, dry, corn-caramel aftertaste

  18. og187 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  19. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  20. Ganga scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Huge vanilla, caramel hit on the nose. SWEET. The palette is a bit disappointing. Huge sweetness that overpowers what little rye was included. It's good but not very good.

  21. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Aroma:
    Sweet, caramel and vanilla, canned fruits in syrup, oak. (slightly musty)
    a little owl, only at the first tasting

    Taste:
    fiery, sparkling onset, spicy, oak, slightly stuns the palate.

    finish:
    slightly spicy, oak, sweetish and warming finish

    With a little water, soft, sugar sweet, slightly spicy, finally softly fading ...

  22. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A true and typical bourbon. If you like that, that's pretty good. For me, this gives an 87-point pleasure.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Ok, unmistakably a bourbon. Some caramel, popcorn, Grain flavors. Fresh, but not heated. Oak discreetly, with time grainy-malty.
    • Taste
      87 87
      In the taste more intense grainy notes, Ppcornsweet, slightly stronger oak, spice. Intense, not overheated on the palate, pleasant.
    • Finish
      87 87
      In the medium-length finale, the "grainy maltiness" (I just can not think of a better term) becomes stronger again, the popcorn sweetness remains before the oak is added.

  23. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 60 points Connoisseur

    Blindtasting. Unfortunately, I was not convinced.
    • Nose
      ... that's nail polish remover, right? Behind the real alcohol aroma one can recognize with good will some vanilla and oak. More is not there with me. With water, the nose becomes more complex, vanilla oak and a little kräutrige flavors are more effective.
    • Taste
      very strong and alcoholic, but also a clear sweetness and some oak. With water he is also in the mouth he is sweeter, even if the alcohol still bothers little.
    • Finish
      Oak, herb, something sweet, deaf mouth ...

  24. Schlossgespenst scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  25. Schlossgespenst scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    A great, not boring Bourbon that is (still) cheap and fun.
    • Nose
      Quite a lot of vanilla and creme brûlée, with a hint of fresh oak and some spicy herbs, but only very light. Over time, our Creme Brûlée gets a burnt caramel crust.
    • Taste
      Despite the strong onset due to the higher alcohol strength, the whiskey remains soft and supple, almost creamy. Mouth-filling, caramel spice, some sweetness, becoming drier towards the end.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, now take on dryness and spiciness. Delicately bitter woody notes, burnt caramel and some tart herbs now dominate.

  26. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Balance sheet (21) Good bourbon ... (85)
    • Nose
      Caramel popcorn ... nuts ... vanilla ... lacquer ... spice ... a pleasant, even aroma ... a little standing up notes of raw vegetables ... (21)
    • Taste
      The taste is sweet, spicy, woody-liqueur ... (21)
    • Finish
      Finish menthol ... lemon ... varnish ... slightly viscous .. (22)

  27. DrBardamu scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Baker’s Bourbon was named after Baker Beam who was the day-shift distiller at the main Jim Beam plant at Clermont, Kentucky, until he retired in 1992. That’s the distillery his father, grandfather, and other Beam family members built after Prohibition at the site of a gravel pit the family operated during the drought.

    Baker’s Bourbon was created as part of Beam’s Small Batch Bourbon Collection. Although 3 of the 4 whiskeys in the collection, including Baker’s, are based on the same Jim Beam mash bill, each has slightly different specifications and a different taste profile.

  28. Moritz scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  29. Moritz scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Great bourbon, round and mild. No glue mark, so if you want to avoid bourbon, try this one. PLV also very good.
    • Nose
      Very mild, vanilla totally present. Caramel and also quite spicy.
    • Taste
      Balanced, intensely supported by alcohol, but by no means alcoholic. Vanilla note remains present as in the nose, with some chocolate and a light caramel note.
    • Finish
      Short and warm, barely alcoholic. In the finish fruity notes, a little apple.

  30. wbarchive_149037 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    The nose was rather engaging, but for me the mouth peaches by an excess of young oak and a lack of finesse. But it's still an honest bourbon, just not my favorite.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, maple syrup, oak, coconut in the background. Classic of a good bourbon, without being overly woody. Smoked and caramelized coal which is not without evoking Jack Daniel's ... Good power, well mastered.
    • Taste
      Suddenly, it's downright simpler and less fun than the nose, once is not customary ... I always found that bourbons were much nicer in the mouth than nose, here is an exception ... A bit sweet, very woody, caramelized ... But it's not too bad to drink even without adding water.
    • Finish
      Medium, slightly acidic / bitter.

  31. Lorion scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Delicious bourbon. 81st
    • Nose
      Vanilla, caramel, glue, orange, typical bourbon. Not too intense and intrusive.
    • Taste
      Full and intense, but not too much. Caramel and sweetness dominate here.
    • Finish
      Long, warm.

  32. Glennie scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  33. Mephisto scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      86 86

  34. Mephisto scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    A good and strong bourbon. The whiskey has an intense barrel taste, thumbs up!
    • Nose
      Syrup, cacao powder, artificial vanilla, toasted caramel. Very sweet (more than sugar, sweetener?). Corn and wild herbs.
    • Taste
      Intense. Dark chocolate beans, coffee. Bitter, but tasty. Gently sweet raisins and vanilla again. Some acid. A chemical flavor, hints of glue or organic solvents somehow.
    • Finish
      Quite intense and long for a bourbon and quite bitter as well. An oaky finish with fine dark chocolate. Roasted hazelnuts.

  35. moviemaniac scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Oh boy, this is an intense wee rascal! Full-on, dry, spicy with a balance of light dried fruits (mostly raisins), bitter chocolate and nuts. Not the most complex bourbon nor the longest aged, but I find this a nice, warming and intense experience, perfect for colder, wet and windy autumn evenings. Price is pretty decent too, I purchased this for around 45€ in 2014, which makes it a daily dram bourbon in my book. Miles and leagues better than the standard Jim Beam white label it shares the mashbill with, but it’s matured for much longer

    85/100
    Full tasting notes: https://maltklaus.net/dailydram/2016/10/20/tssting-bakers-7-yo-107-proof/

  36. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    If that's a bourbon, it's a good one. Tasty tasty-sweet, mild, for me no too intrusive adhesive note. After the dissolution, the high percentages surprised me a lot. Had something between 45 and 50% expected
    • Nose
      Blind: very pleasant bourbon note, vanilla and a lot of caramel, lighter fruits (grapes), a fruity sweetness reminiscent of sherry, subtle oak, fruity wood, very green banana, some figs, no prominent alcohol note but one quite pleasant glue note
    • Taste
      Blind: sweet, little oak, bright sweet undefinable fruit, again typical bourbon notes, almost liqueur-like mild, for me only a light alcohol sting
    • Finish
      Blind: warming, sweet again, covering the tongue a bit, vanilla, nuttiness

  37. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: fruity, vanilla, oak, caramel
    Taste: sweet, caramel, spicy alcohol, oak, dry, nut
    Finish: oak, warming, vanilla

  38. p4blo scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Not overly impressive although perfectly drinkable bourbon.
    • Nose
      Chemical with nail polish remover, acetone, tons of oak, cardboard, charcoal and hints of fudge and black tea essence.
    • Taste
      Quite sweet with notes of chocolate, caramel, oak wood.
    • Finish
      Medium-long, mouthwarming, sweet and one-dimensional.

  39. Gloin scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Intense caramel and vanilla, oranges, on bad days unpleasant adhesive note, outstanding on good days
    • Taste
      Sweet caramel, intense vanilla, the high% bring an alcoholic sharpness
    • Finish
      Tingling, sweet and warming, medium to long

  40. ThS scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Very nice nose, but a little nasty and monolithic in the mouth.
    • Nose
      Powerful, compact and dense. Mango chutney with spices. Cinnamon, coconut, vanilla, but all is elegantly composed. Floral accents, jams, dance over this juicy woody and taking.
    • Taste
      Mouth dense and sappy, dominated by a rich and spicy woody. Lying, drying up quickly, rising in power.
    • Finish
      Quite short, with the classic accents of butter and condensed milk.

  41. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Nothing unexpected here, mainly displaying medicinal fruits, [blackcurrants and elderberries] along with caramel. One particular note - Carbon granules found in Brita water filters.
    T: Fizzy fruits - very fresh and rubbery.  Very woody overall, bitter wood sugars, fresh and grainy, very much new green wood on display and a note of running water from a fresh stream.
    F: Fresh fennel coated in cocoa and caramel with a long finish
    C: Vibrant, fresh and sweet, simple and balanced with the odd particular note to give this bourbon more interest that most

    Scores a B

  42. Ivynor scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Too bad the mouth is so disastrous ... Noted on the scale of bourbons.
    • Nose
      Solvent, wood, old oak (if so, no board), vanilla, sugar. Black cherry very concentrated in sugar.
    • Taste
      Violent and bitter. We could wait better after the nose. Wood, alcohol, sugar, hay. It's very very green ...
    • Finish
      Long, wood, herbs, vanilla, tobacco.

  43. The-Man-best-Friend scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  44. Cast Olila scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  45. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  46. MaltMartin scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    For me personally this is one of the best bourbon's of the Beam's stable.
    • Nose
      Lots of corny sweetness. Tropical fruit. Vanilla, leather and coffee.
    • Taste
      Spicy punch. Rich and waxy oak. Toffee. Caramel and honey. Sweet raisins.
    • Finish
      Mellow. long and lingering. Subtle oakiness.

  47. mmaclean scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  48. Master Quill scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    My bottle (750 ml) is from batch B-90-001, but it coiuld very well be that all bottles have this batchnumber...

  49. tamriel scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  50. mmaclean scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Had the chance to try this today, fantastic! Went to let the owner of

    this liquor store try the Balvenie tun 1401 #3 and he pulled this out.

    He said it was given him to try from a friend from Scotland. I Liked it

    and haven`t tried any of these before, well done!

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