New Whiskey Innovation from Freddie Noe – Little Book Chapter 5: “The Invitation”

Little Book® Chapter 5: “The Invitation,” is the fifth chapter in 8th Generation Beam Distiller Freddie Noe’s acclaimed Little Book® Whiskey annual release series. This year’s release is both a prompt to fans of American whiskey, as well as a reflection on Freddie’s experience blending and innovating chapters of Little Book over the last five years.

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Little Book Chapter 5: “The Invitation” invites whiskey fans to explore new and interesting blends, ages and flavors in the ever-evolving world of whiskey, specifically from the Beam family. The Invitation offers a chance for any curious drinker to expand their palette – both
seasoned connoisseurs and newcomers alike. The year’s release is also Freddie’s personal reflection on the diverse influences that have shaped his style as a distiller, leading him to create a diverse, yet cohesive, story for Little Book over the years.

In addition to the spirit of curiosity and exploration that inspires the Little Book Whiskey series, each annual release features a blend of uncut and unfiltered liquid streams carefully chosen by Freddie Noe himself and meticulously blended until it meets his vision. Each liquid brings something unique to the final whiskey.

Little Book Chapter 5 “The Invitation” is composed of four straight whiskies that have a vast range of ages, distillation styles and resulting flavor profiles.

Blend Components:

The 2-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon comes off the still and goes into the
barrel at a lower proof, delivering a whiskey that’s complex and balanced. With an
almost creamy mouthfeel sweet grain flavor presents itself and creates a complexity
you don’t often see at such a young age.

The 3-Year-Old Malted 100% Rye Whiskey brings in peppery notes to the final
blend common to Rye Whiskey but the complexity of toasted grain/cereal with a
hint of nuttiness.

The 5-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon brings in hints of vanilla, with complexity
of corn sweetness on the nose and a smooth finish that help to balance the flavors
from the younger whiskies and the 15-year-old bourbon.

The 15-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon brings a heavier barrel flavor from
spending an extended amount of Straight time in the rackhouse and really
showcases those unique flavor characteristics that only Bourbon time can achieve.
This liquid specifically adds a lot of complexity in the final blend.

Little Book Chapter 5: “The Invitation” is available nationwide in limited quantities beginning in August 2021 with a Suggested Retail Price of $124.99 for a 750mL bottle.