Booker’s – 24 Feb 2015

Produced at: James B. Beam Distilling Co. Clermont, KY

Description: In 1988, Booker Noe introduced his own signature bourbon, Booker’s True Barrel Bourbon. Inspired by a 200-year-old tradition, Booker’s is the only bourbon bottled straight-from-the-barrel, uncut and unfiltered. First created as a holiday gift for his special friends, Booker’s whiskey was so well-received that he decided to make it available to bourbon lovers worldwide; much to the joy of spirit connoisseurs everywhere. Booker’s is the rarest, absolute best bourbon available.

Booker’s Bourbon is the only uncut, unfiltered, straight-from-the-barrel, connoisseur’s sipping bourbon available today. It’s bottled at its natural proof of between 121 and 127, and aged between six and eight years. Booker Noe, Jim Beam’s grandson and master distiller emeritus, hand selects each barrel that will become Booker’s Bourbon. Each barrel that will become Booker’s bourbon is aged in the very center of the rackhouse where the temperature and humidity combines in the perfect proportion for the finest bourbon. This is truly the absolute best bourbon available.

Type: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Age: 6 to 8 years
ABV: 63.4%

Tasting Notes:

Colour:Deep, rich, smoky amber
Nose: Big oak, vanilla, smoky charcoal.
Palate: Intense, fruit, tannin, tobacco.
Finish: Clean, long, intense.


Gold Medal Bourbon – Wine Enthusiast
Jim Murray, Whisky Bible, 2012 – Score – 93.

Bottle #45


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