Booker's Bourbon Batch 2017-01 "Tommy's Batch"

Bourbon

Booker's // Kentucky, USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    94
  • Avg. Rating

    4.33
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 130 )

The first batch of the 2017 Booker's Bourbon releases is named for Tommy Crume. Tommy worked alongside Booker Noe at the Jim Beam Distillery and worked his way up to Distillery Manager. After almost 30 years, he retired in 2016. This batch was selected by Fred Noe, Beam's Master Distiller, along with Tommy himself, Booker's Roundtable, and a select group of whiskey experts and writers. The batch comes from two production dates and aged in three different 9-story warehouses. 41% came from the 6th floor of Warehouse E, 13% from the 6th floor of Warehouse H, and 46% came from the 7th floor of Warehouse D.

  • age
    6 YR 4 MO 6 DY
  • abv
    64.25
  • Bourbon
    Produced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • Cask Type
    new, charred American oak

Tasting Notes

"Smelling and tasting bourbon at this proof is difficult to get to suss out, but what you'll find pre-water/ice is the barrel char smoke and spice. Once you add water (personal preference leans towards cold water rather than an ice cube), you'll find beef jerky aromas with a touch of maple syrup. Your palate will find more spice than sweet and overall, more savory than previous batch releases. The finish is lengthy and rich with cinnamon, smoke, and leather."

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Flavor Profile

Spicy & Rich