Review #500. Little Book Blended Whiskey

Review #500 | /r/Bourbon Review #284 – Little Book Blended Whiskey

The Schtick: It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s an American start up craft whiskey product! Wait, no, it’s from Beam? Interesting. The name sounds iconically craft. Anyways, it’s a blend of different whiskeys of different mashbills, released under Freddie Noe.

Also, 500 reviews? Damn.


Distiller: Beam/Suntory

Bottler: Beam/Suntory

ABV: 60.27% ABV

Age: NAS

Mashbill: Blend of several

Source: Sample


Nose: Caramel, vanilla, toffee. Faint young grain, new make. Mild ethanol, confectioners sugar.

Taste: Medium mouth feel, really mellow despite the proof. Caramel and toffee are big here, with lots of rich buttery vanilla and pepper. The new make note is here also, faintly in the background.

Finish: Short, sweet, but the buttery sweetness persists.

Overall: This is an interesting product. It’s a polarizing product. I personally enjoy it, but the new make note is 100% worth noting. It’s there. This has some real young components in it and they show. I’d love to try this with just a couple more years of age on it. I think it could be really great. In a world where craft producers are usually the ones tinkering with experimentation (and usually the bad kind) I think it’s interesting to see Beam get on board with a release like this. I think it has potential.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6


Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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