Booker’s Bourbon, a premium American whiskey label from Beam Suntory, has unveiled the third and final release under this label for 2021. Known as Booker’s Batch 2021-03 “Bardstown Batch,” it pays homage to the Kentucky town Booker himself considered his home.
Booker’s Batch 2021-03 “Bardstown Batch,” according to those behind it, “honors the homeplace of 6th Generation Master Distiller Booker Noe along with several other generations of Beam family members. Booker was born in Springfield, Kentucky, but spent a good amount of time in Bardstown visiting friends along with his grandfather, Jim Beam. After going to college, he moved to Bardstown full-time to join the family business.
“Booker lived in Bardstown for more than 50 years and was well known in the community for his infectious personality. He was the ultimate host, always inviting people over to the house for drinks and dinner parties. These events became well known across town, especially when Booker was serving his country ham that he would smoke right in the backyard – a practice he learned from his grandfather and one that 7th Generation Master Distiller Fred Noe continues to this day.
“Today, Fred Noe lives in the same house in Bardstown that his great-grandfather Jim Beam lived in, and 8th Generation Master Distiller Freddie Noe is right next door with his own family. Though Bardstown may be called the Bourbon Capital of the World, to the Beam family this special place is simply home.”
Bardstown Batch is bottled at 125.3 proof, being aged approximately 6 years and 5 months. It prices at around $90 per 750 ml bottle and will be available in limited quantities starting this month nationwide. Official tasting notes make mention that this bourbon “has a matured amber color. The aroma contains brown sugar and caramel, balanced with bakery spice and wood sugar notes from the charred white oak barrels. The full-bodied taste will make it an ideal pour as the weather starts to turn crisp.”
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