Little Book Chapter 8 ‘Path Not Taken' 2024 Release 750mL
Little Book Chapter 8 ‘Path Not Taken' 2024 Release 750mL

Little Book Chapter 8 ‘Path Not Taken' 2024 Release 750mL

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Little Book® Chapter 8 'Path Not Taken' is a profoundly special release within the acclaimed annual series by Freddie Noe, a young distiller from the legendary Beam family, whose craftsmanship and dedication to innovation shine through this unique blend. This release commemorates a significant decision by Freddie to continue his family's legacy in bourbon distillation, marked by his venture into crafting distinctive blends that push the boundaries of traditional whiskey flavors.

Masterful Blending and Rich Legacy:

'Path Not Taken' uniquely combines an array of meticulously aged whiskeys, selected for their individual character and complementary flavors. The blend includes:

  • 18 years old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (High Rye): Offers a robust foundation with deep spicy and oak notes.
  • 11 years old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey: Adds complexity and a mature spicy kick.
  • 7 years old Kentucky Straight Rye Malt Whiskey: Introduces a smooth malt layer with hints of fruit and spice.
  • 5 years old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskeys (from both Kentucky and Pennsylvania): Diverse charring levels (Char 1 and Char 4) contribute varying degrees of oak influence and sweetness.
  • 4 years old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey: Adds a vibrant, youthful spice to the blend.

Each component contributes to an extraordinary tasting experience, making 'Path Not Taken' a whiskey that truly reflects the art of blending and the passion behind it.

Tasting Experience:

  • Color: Deep copper with golden undertones, reflective of the varied aging and cask influence.
  • Aroma: The nose is intricate, starting with classic notes of butterscotch and toasted rye bread, evolving into more nuanced scents of fresh dill, amontillado sherry, and citrus.
  • Taste: The palate starts with a flourish of floral notes and sweet apricot, underpinned by a strong oak backbone, transitioning into richer flavors of gingerbread and honey.
  • Finish: Finishes with a peppery bite that softens with a splash of water, evolving into a lingering cinnamon and citrus aftertaste, highlighted by notes of spearmint and palo santo.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

What is Little Book® Chapter 8 'Path Not Taken'? Little Book® Chapter 8 'Path Not Taken' is a limited-edition whiskey blend crafted by Freddie Noe, part of the annual Little Book series. It uniquely combines several Kentucky Straight Bourbons and Ryes, aged between 4 and 18 years, to create a complex flavor profile that celebrates the art of whiskey blending.

What is the blend of Little Book® Chapter 8 'Path Not Taken'? This year's Little Book is made from 18yrs Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (High Rye), 11yrs Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, 7yrs Kentucky Straight Rye Malt Whiskey, 5yrs Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey (KY Family-Style, Char 4), 5yrs Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey (PA Family-Style, Char 1), 5yrs Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey (PA Family-Style, Char 4), and 4yrs Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey.

How is Little Book® Chapter 8 'Path Not Taken' unique? The uniqueness of this blend lies in its composition—combining bourbons and ryes of varying ages and mash bills to achieve a harmony of flavors that is both complex and balanced. The use of multiple rye variants, including a rare rye malt whiskey, sets this blend apart in the world of whiskey.

How should Little Book® Chapter 8 be enjoyed? For the best tasting experience, Little Book® Chapter 8 'Path Not Taken' should be enjoyed neat or with a slight splash of water. This method allows the connoisseur to fully appreciate the deep, nuanced flavors and the whiskey's evolving complexity on the palate.

What are the key tasting notes of Little Book® Chapter 8 'Path Not Taken'? Key tasting notes include an initial burst of floral and apricot notes on the palate, evolving into richer flavors of gingerbread and honey, with a complex aroma of butterscotch, fresh dill, and toasted rye bread. The finish is peppery with a hint of cinnamon and citrus, enriched by the depth of oak and vanilla from its aging process.

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