Booker's Bourbon Batch 2016-03 "Toogie’s Invitation"
Booker's // Kentucky, USA
The third in the 2016 series of Booker's Bourbon was released in June and named after Marilyn “Toogie” Dick, a lifelong friend of the family who met late distiller Booker and his wife Annis Noe back in high school. Toogie was a regular member of the original round-table who selected the first batches of Booker's Bourbon. Some 375 barrels of Kentucky bourbon that have aged at least 6 years, 4 months, and 4 days were selected by distiller Fred Noe from 6 different rack-houses to create this batch. Like all releases in the series, it's bottled at cask strength, 64.5% ABV.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"Rich, sweet corn cereal and caramel mix with graham crackers and butterscotch. Spiciness kicks in with cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, black pepper and a sprinkle of dill and thyme. Lots of vanilla and buttery caramel apple add a viscous coating to this big, rich bourbon. It finishes expectedly hot, and a big ice cube brings out more of the spices and jammy notes. "