Little Book Whiskey Review

Little Book The Easy Whiskey Review

Little Book Whiskey “The Easy” is the latest release from Jim Beam, is the brainchild of Fred’s son Freddie and named after Booker’s (Fred’s Dad) name for Freddie… Little Book. This release, called The Easy, is the first in a new annual series and the essential idea behind these releases will be that each year it will have a different name and be a different blend of whiskeys.

In Jim Beam’s Words: Little Book Whiskey

“Named in honor of the nickname Freddie’s grandad Booker gave him, Little Book is an annual whiskey series featuring new, unique blends—a first for the family. Uncut, unfiltered* and always one-of-a-kind, each limited release offers Freddie the opportunity to follow his curiosity to create a new taste profile greater than the sum of its parts. From each spirits’ mash bill and age to where they were stored in the rackhouse, there are a million decisions that go into the final blend. The possibilities are endless. Which is good. Because Freddie has no intention of stopping any time soon.”

Now all that’s left is to see how it tastes and smells in the Little Book Whiskey review below!

Little Book Whiskey “The Easy” Info

Region: Kentucky, USA

Distiller: Jim Beam
Blend: 4 year Bourbon, 13 year corn whiskey, 6 year 100% malt whiskey, 6 year high rye bourbon
Cask: New Charred Oak
Age: NAS (4 years)
ABV: 64.1%

Cask Strength | Non-Chill Filtered | Natural Color

Batch: 1

Price: $80

Little Book Whiskey “The Easy” Review

Varnished oak

Caramel, grainy sweetness, cinnamon, peanut brittle, oak and a bit of nutmeg.

Cinnamon! Peanut brittle, oak, dark fruit, citrus peels, cocoa, eggnog spice and hazelnuts.

Long drift of oak, peanut brittle, vanilla, clove and sandalwood.

Good sense of balance, full body and a velvety feel.

Little Book Whiskey “The Easy” is good… really good. I was insanely skeptical at first, but after trying it I’m sold. This is a great sipping whiskey with a complex delivery and grace that further unfolds with time, air and a bit of water. I truly wasn’t expecting something this well balanced and approachable.

With water the aroma further develops and brings out notes of toffee, eggnog spice, cocoa and dark fruit. On the palate it doesn’t change much but gets more intense in its delivery. The dovetail from palate to finish gets a slightly herbal pop which adds a nice dimension to theLittle Book Whiskey “The Easy”, but that next level of depth to get it to an A- just never appears. Regardless I’m eager for next year’s release!

SCORE: 89/100 (B+)

Little Book Whiskey Review - The Easy - Score Breakdown
  • Nose - 89
  • Palate - 89
  • Finish - 89
  • Balance, Body & Feel - 89


Little Book Whiskey is pretty dang good

Little Book The Easy Whiskey Label

Josh Peters

Josh Peters

I read about, think about, write about, and drink whisk(e)y. In short, it's my passion.
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7 Responses to Little Book Whiskey Review

  1. Very tasty, leaves a numbing affect on the lips that is tingly and enjoyable. Puts a smile on my face. Great job Jim Beam

  2. With all that peanut brittle and roasted peanut coming through, I thought I was drinking some Russell’s Reserve. I love this stuff. Got two bottles. Cool packaging along with a very first batch from Freddie (001). I bet this series will become collector’s items. Nice review Josh, thanks!

  3. Bought my 15th bottle of Elijah Craig barrel proof (B517) last week and no regrets. It’s going for twice the price now and will likely go much higher, being Whiskey Advocates #1 whiskey of the year.
    I apply the same philosophy to this whisky. Buy lots-it is a good sip for the money and will soon be unobtainable. Nicely done, Freddy.
    I buy whisky to drink-it’s not an investment issue. I don’t buy to sell. That being said, stockpiling your favorite bourbons for upcoming rainy days has proven to be cost-effective for me. Also makes a great gift for that special person.

    • “stockpiling your favorite bourbons for upcoming rainy days has proven to be cost-effective for me.” <- Yes. I learned long ago it's better to grab them at MSRP than to put it off and then cry at the secondary price when you want another sip. Cheers Bob!

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