Booker's Bourbon Batch 2015-01 "Big Man, Small Batch"
Booker's // Kentucky, USA
This is the first in a series of limited edition small batch bourbons from Booker's, honoring founding distiller Booker Noe, who is featured in his rocking chair on the label with his dog Dot at his feet. Also called "Big Man, Small Batch," this release is produced by Fred Noe, 7th generation Master Distiller at Beam. It's batched from 7 different Beam rack houses, and like all of the Booker's editions, it is uncut. Even the distiller's literature suggests serving it with ice or cut with water.
age7 y, 2 m,16 d
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"The second you put your nose to it, you know it's serious bourbon - sweet corn, caramel, apples and leather. On the palate, the flavors fan out beautifully, with tart apricots, warm spice and even some peanut butter coming into the picture. There's also a pleasant mustiness, the kind seasoned, well rested bourbons tend to have. Seems like 7 years, 2 months and 16 days was exactly the right amount of time for a nap. Even at this super high proof, you hardly feel a burn, although a single ice cube makes it taste even better."