Little Book Chapter 3: The Road Home
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Jim Beam
  • Age 9-12 Year Old
  • Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 61.3%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • pear
  • toffee
  • cake
  • oak
  • spicy
  • caramel
  • rose
  • apricot
  • cranberry

Little Book

Chapter 3: The Road Home (0.75l, 61.3%)
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Character Goatson
What happens when you take the best casks from four premium Bourbon brands — heaven, that’s what.

Freddie Noe is the grandson of Whiskey legend Booker Noe. Booker gave Freddie the nickname “Little Book” and Freddie has lent that name to an annual limited edition release from Jim Beam’s premium lineup. Each is intended to be a blend of premium Bourbons and Rye Whiskies from Beam-Suntory’s various warehouses along with contributions from partner distilleries around North America.

We last wrote about the “Little Book” special editions in early 2019. And as the name implies, Little Book Chapter 3: The Road Home is the third in this series of limited releases, and boy-howdy it’s a good one. I’ve got to admit, this is right up my alley and after tasting it I am going to take a few bottles home for myself. Jim Beam has four brands in their Small Batch Bourbon Collection. Chapter 3 samples from each to create one of the best Bourbon blends we’ve tasted. Get this — it’s a mix of 9 YO Knob Creek, nine yo Basil Hayden’s, an 11 YO Booker’s and a 12 YO Baker’s. All of that Bourbon royalty is bottled uncut and unfiltered at 61.3% ABV. It’s like a blended banquet table in Bourbon heaven.
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Jim Beam
  • Age 9-12 Year Old
  • Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 61.3%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Dark Rose Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is thick and rich with notes of warm caramel, dried apricots and cranberries, and pumpkin-spice espresso.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
This gorgeous dram has great body and mouth-feel caressing the palate with notes of stewed pears, english toffee, hot oak, and toasted spice cake.

Finish
The finish is like adult candy — not too sweet, warm, and comforting.
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  • pear
  • toffee
  • cake
  • oak
  • spicy
  • caramel
  • rose
  • apricot
  • cranberry
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Jim Beam has recently allowed its signature Whiskey to be used in several food products, including Bar-B-Q sauces, steak sauces, and an increasing number of specialty foods.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Jim Beam has recently allowed its signature Whiskey to be used in several food products, including Bar-B-Q sauces, steak sauces, and an increasing number of specialty foods.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
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