is one of the small batch
bourbons produced by the Jim Beam
distillery, which is owned by Fortune Brands
. Having the highest alcohol content
of the brands in the Jim Beam “Small Batch
Bourbon Collection”, it is a cask strength
bourbon. It was personally selected from barrels by Jim Beam
's grandson, the late distiller emeritus Booker Noe
. Noe originally bottled this straight-from-the-barrel bourbon as gifts to close friends and family, but eventually made it available to the general public, starting in 1992. Each barrel of Booker's bourbon was hand-selected by Noe and was aged at the center of the rackhouse, where the company says that the temperature and humidity are the most favorable for fine bourbons. Booker's bourbon is aged between six and eight years and is bottled un-cut and without chill filtering
at its natural proof between 121 and 130. While it is not necessary to cut the bourbon with water, a splash or two of distilled water is recommended (by Booker Noe) to unlock some of the flavor.
Booker’s has won some tasting awards, including Wine Enthusiast's .
Tasting Notes:<br />Age: 6–8 years<br />Color: Deep, rich, smoky amber<br />Aroma: Big oak, vanilla, smoky charcoal<br />Taste: Intense, fruit, tannin, tobacco<br />Finish: Clean, long, intense