Booker's 8 Year Old Small Batch Bourbon
This bourbon is hard to find outside of the USA, which is surprising considering everyone loves it.
This is eight years old and bottled at cask strength. The Booker's brand is a subsidiary of Jim Beam and was named after former master distiller, Booker Noe. His son Fred is now the current master distiller and echoes the reviewers sentiments, on record as having said, "if you’re drinking Booker’s, you better have your pajamas on!” Beam claim the name is intended to evoke memories Noe Snr's favourite chair and big personality, but the whisky itself is clearly as big on character, with big vanilla notes, cornbread, oak, allspice and cinammon.
It's said to be Beam's long-term ambition to elevate Booker's to one of its high end premium brands, limiting its release schedule, so this is as good a time as any to stock up.
Bottle number 013367.