Each month we select a Whiskey of the Month and feature it on our site for the entire month. We select this based on votes from you, amount of times viewed on our site, amount of times search, etc. It remains on our site for one month and is then eligible to be chosen as our Whiskey of the Year.
We are very pleased to announce that Booker’s Bourbon has been selected as our March 2014 Whiskey of the Month. Booker’s Bourbon is one whiskey we’ve really been enjoying lately. It is readily available, always delicious, and one we really enjoy sharing with our closest friends. Please see our full review below.
Bottled By: Beam Inc.
Our Rating: 97%
Notes: On the nose Booker’s has a nice wood and toffee scent with a hint of citrus. I also picked up a nice caramel scent in there as well but it was faint. On the palate Booker’s has a strong burn up front; once this subsides you will be greeted with some wonderful flavors of wood, toffee, fruit, vanilla, and caramel. They all seem to play so well together and the flavors are very complex. The finish is long and dry with plenty of great flavors such as caramel, oak, cedar, nutmeg and cinnamon. I only tried Booker’s neat but I could imagine adding a drop of water would bring out some great flavors. Booker’s is strong bourbon, there is no doubt about it, but is very drinkable in my opinion. Booker’s is delicious bourbon that is full of flavor and quite a lot of burn, but it is fantastic. If all the bottles are as good as the one I had, you will not be disappointed. Don’t let the high price tag fool you, it is definitely worth it.
History: Booker’s is part of the Beam Small Batch Collection. In 1992, Booker Noe introduced his own signature bourbon, Booker’s True Barrel Bourbon. Inspired by a 200-year-old tradition, Booker’s is the first 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.
In honor of 25 years, Booker’s Bourbon is giving bourbon enthusiasts a reason to celebrate with a limited edition release of an exclusive bottling that is the most unique liquid produced to date. Batch No. 2014-1 pays homage to its namesake, 6th Generation Beam Master Distiller Booker Noe. It ranges in age from 9-11 years old with an unfiltered proof ranging between 121-130. Available nationwide in March, Booker’s 25th Anniversary will have a price tag of around $100 and will be one you will want to pick up.