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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Booker's Announces Next Release - 2021 - 04, "Noe Stranger's Batch"

Booker's Bourbon has announced their latest release titled 2021 - 04, "Noe Stranger's Batch." This is the fourth Booker's release this year and is named to celebrate Booker Noe... From Fred Noe, Beam Family 7th Generation Master Distiller... 

This batch celebrates the genuine, social nature of my dad, Booker Noe, and the way he could turn a stranger into a friend for life in no time.

This release comes from four different warehouses (3% came from the 2nd floor of 9-story warehouse H, 27% came from the 5th floor of 9-story warehouse D, 39% came from the 6th floor of 9-story warehouse J, and 31% came from the 5th floor of 7-story warehouse Q). I have no idea what any of that means, but the main takeaway is the bourbon came from four locations and was mixed together (different warehouses and locations within the warehouses will result in different aging and flavors). 

This release was aged 6 years, 6 months, and 12 days... which is oddly specific. It comes in at 124.4 proof (62.2% alcohol) and contains the below tasting notes. No price was provided and previous releases have not made it to Ohio, however it is showing up around $120 online

Nose - Robust vanilla and caramel notes; slightly smoky.

Taste - Deep and complex flavors of vanilla, nuts and oak.

Finish - Long and full; perfect for easygoing sipping.

My Take

While I've never had Booker's, it has long been intriguing and I appreciate the multiple unique releases each year. That proof is also crazy high, which means in theory, you'll get longer out of the bottle than lessor proofs because the bourbon will be so strong or you'll need to water it down to drink (like me!). If you see this in a neighboring state, it might be worth picking up and giving it a go to get familiar with the Booker's brand.  

What do you think? Drop a note in the comments below. 

Source: Booker's

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