Sat. Jul 13th, 2024

James B. Beam Distilling Company and Freddie Noe, Eighth Generation Master Distiller of the Fred B. Noe Distillery, are proud to announce the seventh installment in Noe’s acclaimed annual release, blended whiskey series – Little Book Chapter 7: “In Retrospect.”

“In Retrospect” is an artful blend of seven cask-strength American whiskies – one curated from each of the brand’s previous six chapters and a seventh new addition. The release reflects Noe’s past creations since the inception of his blended whiskey series and a nod toward what’s ahead as he continues to explore new horizons of American Whiskey in his newly minted role of Master Distiller, Fred B. Noe Distillery.

“Being named Master Distiller was a humbling moment for me, and it inspired me to reflect on the whiskey journey I’ve been on so far,” Noe said. “Little Book is a big part of that journey. Looking back on previous chapters’ liquid streams with fresh eyes to create something entirely new was an incredibly rewarding challenge – and a testament to the fact that there are so many possibilities yet to be uncovered in American Whiskey.”

Since its inception, Little Book Whiskey has sought to open whiskey fans’ eyes – and expand their palates – to the limitless taste profiles possible through blending high-quality aged whiskies. This exploration of the American Whiskey category continues to fuel Noe’s passion for blending and now inspires a team under his leadership at the Fred B. Noe Distillery.

“This retrospective chapter was a great opportunity to involve my new team in the journey and spirit of Little Book,” said Noe. “Everyone brought their ideas to the table and thought about how to create the highest potential from this unique catalog of whiskies we’ve utilized over the years. I’m really proud of the final outcome and excited to help expand folks’ whiskey journey with this release.”

The liquid streams created “In Retrospect” complement each other, resulting in an approachable liquid, even for those who have yet to try a cask-strength whiskey. Little Book “In Retrospect” was developed by Noe with the following characteristics:

  • Blend Overview:
    • 18-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
    • 17-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
    • 10-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
    • 09-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
    • 05-Year-Old Straight Malt Whiskey finished in Applewood Smoked Barrels
    • 04-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
    • 04-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Proof: 118.1
  • Tasting Notes: Slightly floral with light smoke and sweet vanilla, followed by caramel.
  • Sipping Suggestions: Best enjoyed neat or on the rocks.

Little Book “In Retrospect” is now available nationwide in limited quantities with a suggested retail price of $149.99 for a 750mL bottle.

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