Batch: 2015-2, “Dot’s Batch”
Age: 7 Years, 0 Months, 18 Days
Ah, a review of the delicious and reliable Booker’s Bourbon. One of my all-time favorites, and something you can actually find on the shelves! To me this bourbon is a great stepping stone for new whiskey drinkers that want to begin exploring the high proof/cask strength whiskey offerings. When I’m out at a restaurant or bar and there is a somewhat limited bourbon selection, this is my order. You really can’t go wrong with Booker’s.
This batch features a custom label depicting Booker Noe’s cherished Jack Russell Terrier, a scrappy runt of the litter brought home as a surprise for Booker’s wife and nicknamed for the single brown spot on her back. This batch was released in March of 2015.
Nose: Vanilla custard, caramel, cinnamon, oak. Chocolate. Nice sweet nose. Also, getting very slight orange.
Palate: For such a high proof bourbon, this pour is dangerously silky smooth. Caramel, peanut, and cinnamon. Like the thicker mouthfeel I’m getting.
Finish: Oak on the finish with a little milk chocolate. More burn on the finish than the palate, but not significant. Medium finish.
In my opinion, Booker’s always gets better with a little time to breath in the bottle. When the bottle is first cracked, it is good, but needs time to open up. Go back to the bottle a month later and you will be rewarded with even richer and rounder flavors. This batch in particular is one of the best batches I have had recently. Yummy! Booker’s will always have a spot in my liquor cabinet.booker's, Bourbon, bourbon review, cleveland, dots batch, review, whiskey, Whiskey review