Booker's True Barrel

64.2% Alcohol content


Booker’s bourbon is one of the small batch bourbons produced by the Jim Beam distillery. It was personally selected from barrels by Jim Beam's grandson, the late distiller emeritus Booker Noe. Noe originally bottled this straight-from-the-barrel bourbon as gifts to close friends and family, but eventually made it available to the general public in 1992. Each barrel of Booker's bourbon was aged at the very center of the rackhouse where temperature and humidity combine in proportions favorable for fine bourbons and was hand-selected by Noe himself. Booker's bourbon is aged between six and eight years and is bottled un-cut and un-filtered at its natural proof between 121 and 127. While it is not necessary to cut the bourbon with water, a splash or two of distilled water is recommended to unlock some of the flavor.

Tasting Notes

Taster: Jim Murray

Nose: Excellent rye bite to firm and sweet nose. Fruity: mature plums and over ripe banana star.


Palate: Rye kicks off early and allows bitter and prickly, softly spiced, middle to ensure a characterful, multi-layered bourbon.


Finish: Massively complex follow through with quite enormous and beautiful chocolate notes.


Comment: A chocoholic's bourbon with a bigger rye firmness. Tasty stuff.


2009 & 2007 San Francisco Spirits Competition - Double Gold

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