Freddie Noe, eighth generation Beam distiller and creator of Little Book Whiskey, has announced the fourth installment in his annual, limited-release series of blends — Little Book Chapter 4: “Lessons Honored.”
Lessons Honored includes three uncut and unfiltered American whiskies that bear a connection to his father, 7th Generation Beam Master Distiller Fred Noe, and the pair’s shared time working at the James B. Beam Distillery this past decade.
The blend includes a 4-year-old Kentucky straight brown rice bourbon, an 8-year-old Kentucky straight high-rye rye whiskey and a 7-year-old Kentucky straight bourbon.
“This year’s release is an ode to my dad and the lessons he has passed down to me about bourbon and life, all of which I hope to pass down to my own children,” says Freddie Noe. “A lot of them go back to honesty and integrity. He taught me to be true to myself, which is something that’s very important in our family, and to know when to slow down and be patient. Dad’s values carry over into our whiskey brands, and I’m proud to honor him with this special blend.”
Little Book “Lessons Honored” is cask strength at 122.8 proof. It features flavors of full-bodied brown sugar, charred wood and dried cherries, the company says, before a finish of warm caramel followed by spiciness.