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Brand Facts

Baker’s: aged seven years and bottled at 107 proof; utilizes a special strain of jug yeast which results in a silky smooth texture and consistent taste from batch to batch

Basil Hayden’s: aged eight years and bottled at 80 proof; utilizes twice as much rye in it as the other bourbons in the Small Batch Collection giving it a gentle yet spicy flavor

Booker’s: aged six to eight years and bottled between 121 and 127 proof; the only bourbon bottled straight-from-the-barrel, uncut and unfiltered

Knob Creek: aged nine years in newly charred oak barrels to obtain sweet vanilla flavors and bottled at 100 proof; the number one selling ultra-premium bourbon


The Small Batch Bourbon Collection®—comprised of Knob Creek®, Booker’s®, Basil Hayden’s® and Baker’s®—is a group of ultra-premium bourbon whiskies handcrafted in limited quantities from unique recipes, some dating back two centuries. They are carefully matured for exceptional quality.

Booker Noe, grandson of the legendary Jim Beam, created The Small Batch Collection and in doing so is credited with establishing the category of super-premium bourbons. Booker took great care in crafting his bourbon, and the Booker’s Bourbon bottle even features a label written in Booker Noe’s own handwriting. If you look closely, you will actually notice a small error. There is no mistake about the premium quality of his collection, however.

Awards & Accolades

Baker's® Bourbon: “World’s Best American Whiskey,” 2007 Whisky Magazine World Whiskies Awards

Basil Hayden's® Bourbon: Gold, 2009 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Booker’s® Bourbon: Double Gold, 2009 San Francisco World Spirits

Knob Creek® Bourbon: Double Gold, 2009 San Francisco World Spirits Competition