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tanstaafl2

New "blended" whiskey from Beam called "Little Book"

Since it is being developed by Fred Noe's son I presume that the name is a take off on Bookers.

 

Sounds a bit odd wih bourbon, rye, malt and corn whiskey. Gift Horse-y perhaps? 13yo Corn whiskey at that! That might be of some interest on its own.

 

As for the blend itself I will try anything if offered but doesn't sound like something I am going to be seeking out. I am guessing the price will be closer to KC LE's and the attempted inflation of Bookers than it will be to regular KC.

 

Maybe I will be wrong...   :huh:

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I think the distillery's are sitting on bourbon to age and they are releasing crap like this. Like you I'm interested in the corn whiskey. 

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Color me unimpressed.    I too, would be interested in trying 13-year-0old Corn Whiskey, though.

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Sounds interesting, but nothing I would put in much work to acquire. I will definitely give it a try if I happen to run across one in the wild.

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Posted (edited)

As Orson Welles sorta useta say:

Smokinjoe will judge no bourbon before it's tried...

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpj0t2ozPWY&sns=em

 

Edited by smokinjoe

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I saw an article listing 79.99 as the SRP. If that is the case I too would be interested in tasting but reluctant to seek it out for purchase.

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Well, this could be pretty good, or, it could be an indicator that Beam is running out of ideas because they don't have older Booker's or older rye they can sell for a pretty penny.

 

I do find the blending idea interesting and am keen to see how it turns out. Isn't this what some Canadian whiskey is? (Blends of various single grain whiskies.) We know that in the hands of a skilled blender, average whiskey can be combined into something good (Nancy Fraley). What we don't know is if Freddie is any good at this 

The proof is in the pudding, as they say.

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 I don't think this will be a whiskey that I will enjoy, I do think however that it will be a good blend. A young bourbon already has a very corn forward taste so blending it with an older corn whiskey should make for a good blend, if you like that. 

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It sounds interesting but at $80 a bottle, I've got to taste it first. Unusual mix, and while I'm sure multiple other folks at Beam blessed it, first blend from someone... I need a lot of convincing first.

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On 7/14/2017 at 5:16 PM, tanstaafl2 said:

 

 

Sounds a bit odd with bourbon, rye, malt and corn whiskey.

 

It's quite innovative if you ask me. Bit expensive, but interesting.

 

It is basically 'home made' bourbon. Wouldn't doubt in a Beam mash bill ratio, say 75% corn whiskey, 13% rye whiskey  and  12% malt whiskey.

 

The bigger question is were they mashed with the malt or a 'chemical' amylase. Not that it matters much, but I would rather have a mix of the three whiskeys than two with the malt included for a a true 'Frankenbooze.'

 

Also it probably contains ≥20% KSBW to retain the 'blended whiskey' moniker although not containing any 'vodka'.

Edited by Don Birnam

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I can get a handle of Seagram's 7 "blended whiskey" for $17 plus tax which, much to my surprise, is tolerable when mixed with sodas.  Or, I can buy a 750ml of Virginia Lightning Corn for about $20 and vat some KSBW and malt whiskey that I don't like too much.  In other words, after trying those funny Beam products like the 86 proof craft finished whiskeys in the perfume-shape bottles and after the Booker's price bump, I'm sticking to the JB BIB at under $20 - I think it is a bargain at that price - and let others chase the Beam marketers' shiny objects.  Hhhhmmm.  Maybe I ought to try vatting the JB BIB with my VLCorn and a little Wasmund's 3-month-old single malt . . .

 

[Uh, hedging a bit here --]  Of course, if any of you all try it and really like it, let us know, ok?  My clunker shelf has some space so . . .

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