Booker’s Batch 2016-04 is named after Booker Noe’s love for fishing. He’d take his son, current Jim Beam Master Distiller Fred Noe, fishing for bluegill. Other than making bourbon, fishing was one of Booker’s passions.
This batch of Booker’s comes in at 128 proof and aged 6 years, 5 months and 28 days. Limited editions aside, Booker’s will always come in between 6 and 8 years. The label mentions that THE Jim Beam liked his bourbon aged in that range. “Bluegill Creek” barrels were pulled from four different rack houses, always from the center racks.
Booker’s Bourbon is a rare barrel-strength bourbon, bottled uncut and unfiltered*. But you obviously know a good bit about bourbon, because you don’t end up here by mistake. We don’t advertise. We don’t do social media. We just do bourbon.
We focus on the sweet spot. The center of the rackhouse where the temperature and humidity stars align to create the deepest and most intense flavors. Once it’s aged to perfection, which always varies, the liquid is bottled uncut and unfiltered*. We don’t add, we don’t water down, and we don’t apologize for it. For some people, it may be too much. But for true bourbon fans, it’s probably the best ever.