booker’s bourbon

Booker's Apprentice Batch

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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Booker's Bourbon Pinkie's Batch

Review: Booker’s Bourbon “Pinkie’s Batch” 2022-04

By David Tao | January 31, 2023 |

For Booker’s Bourbon fans, 2022 was a year of both creativity and consistency, at least for the first three releases. A lineup of “Ronnie’s Batch,” “The Lumberyard Batch,” and “Kentucky Tea” gives plenty of classic Beam notes with a couple curve ball tasting notes thrown in. (Stewed tomatoes, anyone?) And while there was a good…

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Booker's Bourbon "Kentucky Tea Batch"

Review: Booker’s Bourbon “Kentucky Tea Batch” 2022-03

By David Tao | December 6, 2022 |

After “Ronnie’s Batch” and “The Lumberyard Batch” dropped earlier this year, Booker’s Bourbon is back with 2022’s third expression: Kentucky Tea. As with all contemporary Booker’s releases, this one is named for a person, place, or concept near and dear to the Noe family, eighth generation descendants of Jim Beam and Master Distillers at his…

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Review: Booker’s Bourbon “The Lumberyard Batch” 2022-02

By David Tao | August 31, 2022 |

After waiting nearly half of 2022 for the first Booker’s Bourbon release of the year, we didn’t have to sit long for the second. Around a month after “Ronnie’s Batch” comes “The Lumberyard Batch,” the (relatively) rare edition of this whiskey with an age statement exceeding seven years. According to a Beam press release, this…

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