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Baker's Single Barrel (No. 000185706), 53.5%

Price: $60 Issue: Winter 2019 Reviewer: Jeffery Lindenmuth

Poor Baker Beam, great-nephew of Jim Beam. His eponymous Baker's bourbon ended up a sleeper bottle alongside rightfully lauded Booker's bourbon and stellar limited editions of Knob Creek. But this year, Baker's has reason to boast, as it gets the single-barrel treatment. It will remain 107 proof and a minimum of 7 years old. However, the addition of details like barreling date, age, warehouse, and barrel number will make for fun treasure hunting. Our bottle offered a lush palate of blackberries, delicious dried fruits, licorice, and cinnamon. Number 16 in the 2019 Top 20