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Whiskymag 137 July _Aug 2016

Booker's  Bourbon

Booker’s Small Batch Bourbon

Kentucky straight bourbon Whiskey


Jim Beam Small batch bourbons

As the name suggests only produced in small quantities, by tradition up to only twenty barrels at the most.


The Small Batch Bourbon Collection represents the very best in bourbon, each handcrafted in limited quantities using time-honoured recipes. These special recipes allow each Small Batch Bourbon to be distinctively different. As Booker Noe, Jim Beam's grandson and master distiller emeritus says: "This is bourbon the way it used to be, the way it was meant to be."


This range includes Bakers, Basil Hayden and Knob Creek


Sipping History:

In 1988, Booker Noe introduced his own signature bourbon, Booker’s® True Barrel Bourbon. Inspired by a 20-year-old tradition, Booker’s Bourbon was first created as a holiday gift for Booker’s special friends.  It was so well-received that Booker himself decided to make this formerly private stock available to bourbon lovers.


Beam Family Secrets:


Booker Noe, master distiller emeritus and grandson of the legendary Jim Beam, personally sampled each barrel of Booker’s Bourbon and decided when it was ready.  Today, his son, Frederick “Fred” Booker Noe III, samples each batch.



Booker’s Bourbon is the “centre cut,” which relates to the position of the barrels in the rackhouse.  The “centre cut” is less subject to Kentucky’s hot and cold extremes, resulting in the finest, rarest, absolute best bourbon available.


Tasting Tradition:


Booker’s Bourbon is the only uncut, unfiltered, straight from the barrel, connoisseur’s sipping bourbon available today.  It is bottled at its natural proof of between 121 and 127 and aged between six and eight years.


Beam Seal of Approval:


The Booker’s Bourbon bottle features a label written in Booker Noe’s own handwriting, and Booker says that if you look closely, you’l note a small error.  Distinguished by a wax seal and cloth neck ribbon, each bottle of Booker’s comes packaged in a special unfinished, hand-crafted wooden crate stamped, “Booker’s True Barrel Bourbon.”



Booker Bourbon 60-60.3% abv Aged 7 Years


Admire the colour: Deep, rich, smoky amber.


Nose the aroma: Big oak, vanilla, smoky charcoal.


Savor the taste: Intense, fruit, tannin, tobacco.


Appreciate the finish: Clean, long, intense.


Receive the reward: Gold Medal Bourbon- Wine Enthusiast.


Cross reference: It’s unlike anything else.  If you enjoy dynamic distilled

                                        spirits, Booker’s will most definitely appeal to you.


“A tasting of Small Batch Bourbons left me in awe of Booker’s.”-- The Chicago Tribune.

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