Booker's Bourbon Batch 2019-02 "Shiny Barrel Batch"

Bourbon

Booker's // Kentucky, USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    90
  • Avg. Rating

    4.25
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 48 )

Shiny Barrel Batch is the second batch of Booker's Bourbon for 2019. Its name is inspired by a tradition that took place in years past when rackhouse employees would sneak tastes of bourbon out from selected barrels. In doing so, it would cause the dust to be removed from these barrels when their bellies would rub up against them. These now shiny barrels from the center of the rackhouse would be where the good stuff was located, making it easy for Booker Noe to select what to bottle for his namesake bourbon. Batch 2019-02 matured for 6 years, 5 months, and 1 day and is bottled at 124 proof, uncut and unfiltered.

  • age
    6 YR 5 MO 1 DY
  • abv
    62.0
  • 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

""Shiny Barrel" is a particularly strong batch of Booker's, carrying a high proof and the brand's unmistakable spice. A bit of smoke and dried fruit on the aroma leads into tastes of leather, vanilla, and freshly cut wood, finishing with a slightly tropical note. A bit of ice or water will help tame this beast, and fans of bold, spicy bourbons will surely enjoy it."

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Spicy & Rich