GSN Review: Booker’s 30th Anniversary Limited Edition BourbonEdit Post
Contributed by on Feb 15, 2019
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Booker’s Bourbon recently announced its final release of 2018 – Booker’s 30th Anniversary Bourbon – celebrating the legacy of late Beam Master Distiller Booker Noe and the founding of his namesake brand three decades ago. Widely credited with the creation of the small batch movement, Booker’s 30th Anniversary Bourbon celebrates not only the mark Noe left on the Beam family of brands, but the impact he had on the whiskey industry as a whole.
Released in extremely limited quantities, Booker’s 30th Anniversary Bourbon features a mingling of uncut, unfiltered 9-year-old and 16-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon whiskies. Bottled at 125.8 proof, these barrels were aged specifically with Booker’s legacy in mind under the watchful eye of 7th Generation Master Distiller and Booker’s son, Fred Noe.
“It’s a great honor to release Booker’s 30th Anniversary in commemoration of my Dad and the path he paved when he introduced the world to Booker’s Bourbon,” said Fred Noe. “When we first started talking about an anniversary batch, I knew it would have to be something special, and during my final tasting of this extra aged liquid, I knew Dad would have been pleased. I’m proud to carry on his legacy every day and to share this special release in honor of the damn fine whiskey he created 30 years ago.”
Each bottle of Booker’s 30th Anniversary is packaged in a box made of reclaimed wood from the very rackhouses where Booker once walked as he selected his personal batches of Booker’s Bourbon.
Booker’s 30th Anniversary Limited Edition Bourbon (125.8 proof)
Visual: Dark Amber.
Nose: Intensely tight package of oak, malt, corn and spiced honey.
Taste: Dramatic entry with a highlight of warm, oaken malt spirit. Broadly flavorful with a spiciness akin to rye. Hefty body and appealingly warm fire.
Finish: Long with notes of caramel, baked apple, blackberry, brown bread and spice cake creating a dessert-like finish.
Overall: Yes, this is an excellent anniversary expression. Not only is it a limited release, but it is one that hits all the marks. Buy a bottle to keep for your special occasions.
GSN Rating: A+
For more information go to: Booker’s Bourbon