Baker's looks like it belongs in a wine section of the liquor store more than the bourbon shelf. The name is in honor of Jim Beam's grandnephew, Baker Beam, who was the Head Distiller at the Clermont location and inducted into the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame in 2007. Baker's was first released in 1992 as the third expression in Jim Beam’s "Small Batch Bourbon Collection." The label honors Baker Beam's love of bourbon stored in the top floors of the rickhouse and his belief that it achieved peak flavor profile in high storage at 7 years. Bottled at 107 proof and still proclaiming 7 year age, it is a fantastic bourbon that many may have overlooked because of $55+ price point. Some balk paying that much for a 7 year old bourbon when you can still pick up 10+ year bourbons for under $40. If you decide to splurge, you will most certainly not be disappointed. Baker's packs a lot of flavor with burnt sugar, toasted almonds, and kettle corn on the nose and palate, along with the usual vanilla, cinnamon, and charred oak that bourbon is known for. Finish is nice, long, spicy and brown sugar sweet at the same time. Excellent bottle for your shelf and should not be overlooked!