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What’s with Brookers Bourbons Taste?

Known for their rare barrel-strength Bourbon, unfiltered and pure bottled- Booker’s Bourbon dominates the industry. They focus on making the best quality bourbon in pure, deep, and intense flavors only true bourbon fans will die for. They don’t advertise in any way. Still, many patrons do it willingly, and every  Booker’s Bourbon review is a great statement for the brand.

Birth of the Bourbon

Booker was a sixth-generation master distiller who grew up at a distillery in the heart of Kentucky. He was born to be a bourbon expert. While others rejoiced to drink Bourbon at age 21, Booker was starting to make the drink himself. His first ever self-made Bourbon, “Booker’s Small Batch Bourbon,” was released in 1992. And then bloomed his signature bourbon, the Booker’s True Barrel Bourbon, inspired by a 200-year-old tradition, a bottled uncut and unfiltered- opened many opportunities for his brand.

By Kentucky standards, bookers are still relatively young 

Booker’s has over 30 years of experience under its belt and has established a name for itself. However, the long history of bourbon production in Kentucky makes the brand, in many respects, a young one. In comparison, Maker’s Mark broke onto the scene in 1953, Elijah Craig’s distillery was founded in 1789, and the 1792 distillery — ironically — opened in 1879.

“Tagalong batch 2021”

The batch comprises barrels from three production dates that were aged in six different rack house locations. The breakdown of barrel storage for Booker’s Tagalong Batch is as follows:

  • 4% came from the 3rd floor of 7-story warehouse 5
  • 3% came from the 4th floor of 7-story warehouse X
  • 13% came from the 5th floor of 9-story warehouse D
  • 33% came from the 6th floor of 9-story warehouse H
  • 40% came from the 7th floor of 9-story warehouse H
  • 7% came from the 5th floor of 7-story warehouse Z

The deep rich color of Tagalong Batch comes from the mid-to-high rack house floor locations where these barrels have matured. With alluring aromas of caramel and vanilla, balanced with the “sweet brown” wood sugar flavor notes from the charred white oak barrels, this batch carries a bold flavor with a surprisingly clean finish – making you want to come back for another sip.

The inspiration 

The “Tagalong Batch 2021” is the second release of Booker’s Bourbon 2021 Collection. This batch celebrates how Booker Noe learned the ropes at the distillery- by “tagging along” with his grandfather and his great grandfather, Jim Beam.

Passed down by generations

The tradition of “tagging along” has continued from generation to generation. The whole clan learned about whiskey by following its ancestor’s footsteps- digesting all of the information while working side-by-side at the distillery. And so the legacy continues- as they plan to pass this tradition to their children in the future. Tagging and their family business indeed have a lot of great results because they continue to improve and expand their brand while having fond memories with their family and friends.

Bestseller bourbon 

The Jim Beam distillery produces booker’s Bourbon Whiskey 750ml ( Batch 2021) in Clermont, KY. Booker’s bourbon whiskey was named in honor of Booker Noe, the grandson of Jim Beam. This uncut, barrel-strength Bourbon is bold and flavorful. It matured in virgin American oak casks that are situated in the center of the Kentucky rack house. 

  • Colour – Our darkest and deepest amber and henna color.
  • Taste – Deep and complex flavors of vanilla, nuts, and oak.
  • Aroma – Robust vanilla and caramel notes; slightly smoky.
  • Finish – Long and full; perfect for easygoing sipping.

Brand re-popularized barrel-proof bourbon 

As the name suggests, barrel-proof bourbons are bottled at the same proof, or ethanol content, as when the liquid was distilled in the barrel. There were barrel-proof bourbons that preceded Booker’s, but they weren’t exactly top sellers. The Jim Beam legacy and a passion for barrel-to-bottle Bourbon helped Booker’s break through the noise and establish itself as a modern barrel-proof brand. That means no water is added to dilute the drink, and no chill-filtering is done. The Bourbon in the bottle is as strong as it is in the barrel, which makes for a significantly stronger drink.

You can expect several new batches of booker’s annually

Booker releases around four batches of Bourbon each year, each clearly labeled with the year number, batch number, and batch name, so bourbon drinkers are up to date. For example, the current batch reads 2021-2, “Tagalong Batch.” There are no firm release dates announced for yearly batches. Each batch is “ready when it’s ready.”

Booker’s Bourbon brought exciting innovation to the bourbon world by popularizing small-batch beverages and leaning on storied history and years of experience in the industry. Booker’s packs a punch, both in its flavors and rich history, making it a success among many whiskey lovers.

Booker’s indeed isn’t as hard to find as some of these other bourbons,  partially because Jim Beam can produce it in pretty large quantities. Still, primarily because for many bourbon geeks, Booker’s Bourbon price itself has been out of the conversation in recent years. 

Janine Flores

My name is Janine Flores, hailing from the North Star State of Minnesota, and I’m the strong woman behind Get Fit Life!

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