Booker’s bourbon is one of the small batch bourbons produced by the Jim Beam distillery, which was personally selected from barrels by Booker Noe. He was Jim Beam’s grandson and the master distiller at his grandfather’s namesake operation for 40+ years until his death in 2004. Noe originally bottled this straight-from-the-barrel bourbon in 1987 as gifts to close friends and family, but eventually made it available to the general public, starting in 1992. Now, it become one of Jim Beam’s flagship products. Bookers is part of Jim Beam’s Small Batch Collection.
Each barrel of Booker’s bourbon was hand-selected by Noe. Named after the man himself, this massive bourbon is aged on the 5th and 6th floors of a nine-story aging warehouse, which is the “heart” of the facility. It’s bottled at its natural proof of between 121 and 127 and aged between six and eight years. It’s an uncut, unfiltered, barrel proof bourbon.
Bottled straight from the barrel – uncut and unfiltered. Recommended to taking Booker’s neat, or with a splash or two of distilled water to unlock some of the flavor – oak tannin, smoky vanilla, mocha and coffee with a clean and intense finish. Booker’s Small Batch Bourbon, 63.70% abv (127.4 Proof), $50 (Batch #C03-I-16).