Booker's Bourbon Batch 2018-1 Kathleen's Batch

Bourbon

Booker's // Kentucky, USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    91
  • Avg. Rating

    4.44
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 85 )

This batch is named in honor of Kathleen DiBenedetto, former brand manager during the launch of the Beam Small Batch Bourbon Collection in the early 1990's. She worked closely with Booker Noe over the years and in 2015, she was recognized by the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame for her contributions to the bourbon category. As of March 2018, she holds the title of Senior Director of On-Premise and Luxury Marketing for Beam Suntory. Kathleen, along with Fred Noe and Booker's Roundtable Members, selected this batch in early 2018. Aged in new, charred American oak for 6 years, 3 months, and 14 days. As always, the bourbon is uncut and unfiltered at 127.4 proof.

  • age
    6 YR 3 MO 14 DY
  • abv
    63.7
  • 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

"Vanilla taffy and cornbread lead on the nose followed by rye spice, oak, cloves, and menthol. You can feel the heat of that proof already, and it comes on hot at the start of the palate, though surprisingly with a bit of a watery feel upfront. A thick, chewy mouthfeel soon emerges, with brown sugar, char, dry oak, and cedar flavors before a moderate length finish. Add some water to open this up and find more rich vanilla sweetness."

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Flavor Profile

Vanilla & Rich