The first Booker's release of 2022, this is "Ronnie's Batch." Aged for 6 years, 11 months and 22 days, it's released at 124.3 proof and can typically be found around the $100 mark.
Roasty and toasty, 2022's first Booker's release is packed with honey, graham cracker, a touch of pepper, and a heat and sweet component that's hard to place. It's sweet, savory, a little bit spicy.
Rich on the palate, a little lighter on ethanol than past releases, and plenty rich. Tons of honey, butter cream, roasted peanuts, graham cracker, cocoa. Sweet oak hangs on throughout, with a pleasant, roasted praline character.
Long finish, sweet, oaky and dry. That roasted nut character hangs on with plenty of toffee, butter cream, brown butter, pepper, baking spice and clove to last a decade.
Overall, if this is the first Booker's of 2022, then it will be a bright and flavorful year. Powerful, complex, brimming with great flavor, the often times unbridled and punishing Booker's settles into a great profile for Ronnie's Batch.