Booker’s Bourbon

Country: USA
Region: Kentucky
Type: Bourbon
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 62.5%
Score: 93 points

This is bourbon the way Booker Noe liked it…uncut, unfiltered, and as close to straight from the barrel as possible. It’s a dark cola color, and the nose has hints of maple syrup, molasses, vanilla, oak, and leather…and no alcohol burn! The taste is intense and spicy with notes of jalapeno peppers, but sweet underneath with hints of caramel candy and molasses. The finish is a long-lasting mix of peppery spice and syrupy sweetness, A classic bourbon!

Mark Gillespie

I'm the host and executive producer of WhiskyCast.

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  • muzzlemonkeyJanuary 31, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    I was surprised that this note was not dated and/or the release was not specified. Is my sense that there is variability among the releases incorrect? If note, I hope that you will review Booker’s Bluegrass.

    • Mark GillespieJanuary 31, 2016 at 2:40 pm

      Notes that are not dated were done before we released the current version of the web site in 2013. While each version of Booker’s is slightly different, they are generally done to the same taste profile. It’s only been in the last year or two that Beam has started to emphasize each individual batch of Booker’s, and I’ll see what I can do about getting the latest version to do tasting notes on.

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