Booker's Bourbon Batch 2016-06 "Noe Hard Times"


Booker's // Kentucky, USA

community rating

4 out of 5 stars
( 82 )

The final release in the 2016 Booker's Bourbon Batch Collection is named "Noe Hard Times". Named in honor of Booker Noe, the previous Master Distiller at the James B. Beam Distilling Co. and father of the 7th generation and current distiller to carry the title. Barrels of whiskey that were distilled on 6 different days and aged in up to 6 different rack houses were selected for blending. It was aged for 6 years, 10 months, and 1 day and is bottled at its unfiltered, cask strength of 63.9% ABV.

  • age
    6 YR 10 MO 1 DY
  • Cost
  • abv
  • Bourbon
    Produced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
  • Cask Type
    new, charred American oak

Tasting Notes

"The aroma before the addition of water (which is highly recommended for maximum sensory effect) is spicy and smoke-filled. With water, sweet caramel popcorn and coconut shines through with the barrel spices well integrated. Tasting brings out a bit of leather and apple skins. The finish is long and warming on your palate."

Score 92

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