Freddie Noe, eighth-generation Beam distiller and creator of Little Book Whiskey, has announced the third installment in his annual, limited-release series of blends – “Little Book Chapter 3: The Road Home.”
Following the first two blended whiskies within the Little Book series – 2017’s “The Easy” and 2018’s “Noe Simple Task” – Little Book Chapter 3: “The Road Home” is a blend of Kentucky straight bourbon whiskies, one from each brand of the original Small Batch Bourbon Collection created by Freddie’s grandfather Booker Noe in the early 1990s.
“‘The Road Home’ is about going back to your roots – literally and figuratively,” Noe says. “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.”
The final blend includes: 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.
On the front of the palate, there’s vanilla, wood and caramel notes signature to the Knob Creek and Booker’s Bourbons, the company says, balanced out by the spiciness known to the Basil Hayden’s Bourbon. The 12-year-old Baker’s contributes a warm and sweet finish, layered with tones of oak.
Little Book “The Road Home” is 122.6 proof. It will be available nationwide beginning in September 2019 in limited quantities. The suggested retail price is $124.99 for a 750-ml. bottle.