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Review: Booker’s Bourbon “Apprentice Batch” 2023-02

By David Tao | August 21, 2023 |

The second Booker’s Bourbon release of 2023 is upon us, and this one dives deep into the Noe family archives for its naming inspiration. According to the official release notes for Booker’s “Apprentice Batch”: This batch pays homage to the beginning of Booker Noe’s distilling career when he first learned the art of making bourbon…

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Review: Booker’s Bourbon “Charlie’s Batch” 2023-01

By Christopher Null | June 25, 2023 |

Booker’s first batched release for 2023 is here, dubbed Charlie’s Batch, in honor of Charlie Hutchens, the craftsman behind the signature wooden box that each Booker’s bottle comes in. (With all due respect to Charlie, as the Booker’s box is indeed awesome, but are we running out of batch name ideas?) This bottling is a…

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Review: Booker’s Bourbon “Ronnie’s Batch” 2022-01

By David Tao | July 20, 2022 |

It took almost the full first half of 2022, but bourbon drinkers can finally get their hands on Jim Beam’s latest in the Booker’s line. This release — 2022-01 — is named for Ronnie Land, a 40-year Beam employee who worked at the company’s Clermont and Boston, Kentucky facilities. Land rose to Warehouse Manager and…

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Review: Booker’s Bourbon “Bardstown Batch” 2021-03 and “Noe Strangers Batch” 2021-04

By Christopher Null | December 27, 2021 |

We wrap up 2021 with a look at the final two special edition expressions of Booker’s Bourbon for the year, 2021-03 and 2021-04. Let’s see how they compare. Booker’s Bourbon “Bardstown Batch” 2021-03 – Aged 6 years, 5 months, 0 days; named for obvious inspiration. The nose here is toasty but not overt with char,…

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Review: Booker’s Bourbon “Tagalong Batch” 2021-02

By Christopher Null | September 21, 2021 |

It’s time for batch 2 of Booker’s Bourbon for 2021, a bottling aged 6 years, 5 months, and 0 days. It’s call “Tagalong Batch,” not because of Booker Noe’s affinity for the Girl Scout cookies of the same name, but rather a celebration of how Noe learned the ropes of distilling from his grandfather Jim…

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Review: Booker’s Bourbon “Pigskin Batch” 2020-03 and “Donohoe’s Batch” 2021-01

By Christopher Null | May 4, 2021 |

Our Booker’s Bourbon small batch reviews fell a bit behind last winter; today we look at two recent batches of Booker’s, both of which should be readily available on the market. While similar in age and proof, they’re quite different experiences. Let’s dig in. Booker’s Bourbon “Pigskin Batch” 2020-03 – Aged 6 years, 7 months,…

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Review: Booker’s Bourbon “Boston Batch” 2020-02

By Christopher Null | October 1, 2020 |

It’s shaping up to be an understandably light year for Booker’s special editions, but I suppose we’ll see. Here’s a look at 2020’s second release, “Boston Batch,” named not after Boston, Massachusetts but rather Boston, Kentucky, where Booker Noe began his career in distilling. This batch spent 6 years, 3 months, and 10 days in…

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Review: Booker’s Bourbon “Granny’s Batch” 2020-01

By Christopher Null | June 4, 2020 |

The first of Booker’s limited edition bourbon bottlings for 2020 is here, “Granny’s Batch,” named for Booker Noe’s mom, Margaret Beam Noe, also known as “Granny Noe” to the extended family. Per the company, Margaret was instrumental in getting Booker his first job at the distillery where he would go on to become Master Distiller. This…

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Review: Booker’s Bourbon “Booker’s Country Ham” 2019-03 and “Beaten Biscuits” 2019-04

By Christopher Null | February 13, 2020 |

Lately the Booker’s special edition bourbon releases have hit us faster than we can keep up. Our overload is your gain, as we take the opportunity to do a head to head of the two most recent whiskeys in this burgeoning collection, both of which dropped in the latter months of 2019. Booker’s Bourbon “Booker’s…

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Review: Booker’s Bourbon “Shiny Barrel Batch” 2019-02

By Christopher Null | July 28, 2019 |

The second special Booker’s release for 2019 has arrived, “Shiny Barrel Batch,” designated by bottle code 2019-02. Per the distillery, “This newest expression is an ode to a bygone distillery “tradition” where back in the day, there were the barrels certain rackhouse workers liked to sneak a taste from, and in doing so, they rubbed…

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