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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Beam Suntory Announces Third Chapter Of Little Book Whiskey Series Titled "The Road Home"

Beam Suntory has announced the third edition of their 'Little Book' series that is developed by eighth generation Beam distiller Freddie Noe (grandson of legendary distiller Booker Noe).

Chapter three of the Little Book of Whiskey Series is titled 'The Road Home' paying homage to his family roots. This edition is a combination of four bourbons, one from each brand of the original Small Batch Bourbon Collection created by his grandfather Booker Noe in the early 1990s.

For this release, Freddie Noe says:
"The Road Home' is about going back to your roots - literally and figuratively. With the birth of my son this year I spent a lot more time at home, reflecting often on family and our legacy. I wanted to create something that honored the legacy and values passed down to me by my family. Whenever I drive down the road to the distillery, the same one my granddaddy Booker drove down, I'm reminded of his adventurous spirit, especially of his creation of the Small Batch Collection in a time when no one was drinking premium bourbon. I like to think he passed that same spirit along to me, which ultimately led me to blending.
The four blends that make up this release are a 9-year-old Knob Creek, and Basil Hayden's Bourbons, an 11-year-old Booker's Bourbon and a 12-year-old Baker's Bourbon. The exact ratio was not provided. The Third Chapter of Little Book will be available nationwide in limited quantities beginning this month (September) and carries a $124.99 MSRP for a 750ml bottle and comes with a whopping 122.6 proof (61.3% alcohol).

Our Take

I'm not usually a huge fan of blended whiskeys because I think it takes away from the unique tastes of the underlying parts. For this particular blend, I like that Freddie is going to his roots with the four bourbons that are blended. For me, this would be a bottle that would be wonderful to keep as part of my bourbon collection, but if you're looking to drink the product, there are better options than 'The Road Home.'

If you have thoughts on this or get a taste, I'd love to here what you think. Drop a comment in the box below.

Source: Beam Suntory

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