Booker's Bourbon Batch 2015-06 "Noe Secret"
Booker's // Kentucky, USA
The nickname for the final release of the limited edition 2015 Booker's small batch bourbon series is a play on words. The late Beam Master Distiller Booker Noe was known for telling it like it is, and "Noe Secret," created by his son Fred, stays true to Booker's favorite, robust recipe that's bottled at cask strength that Fred promised him would never change. This is the 3rd batch selected by a roundtable of whiskey writers, enthusiasts and experts, and this one includes Paul Paccult, Geoff Kleinman, Jack Robertiello, John McCarthy, Tony Sachs, Kevin Sintumuang and Clay Whitaker.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"Flavors of intensely sweet corn pops cereal mix with the sweet-saltiness of caramel popcorn. A fair amount of peppery and sweet spice is sprinkled in, though not as much as in previous batches from this series. Some tart red apple, malted chocolate and vanilla round it out. This definitely requires a big cube of ice or some water to fully appreciate its nuances and take some of the heat off. "