The first Booker's release of 2023, this is "Charlie's Batch." Aged for 7 years, 1 month and 8 days, it's released at 126.6 proof and can typically be found around the $100 mark.
Oaky and dry on the nose with a pop of peanut, toffee, bold rich barrel char, salted caramel and espresso.
Rich on the palate. Full of honey, toffee, peanut brittle, salted caramel. Rich and viscous, this whiskey delivers some of the stealthiest proof among the recent Booker's.
Long finish, brimming with maple, barrel char, tobacco and sweet cream. This is a powerful pour, but the finish is super satisfying, especially for fans of pours with Booker's DNA.
It's interesting to see how the profile of Booker's meanders each year. This release seems to harken back to the more savory, caramel- and brittle-rich profile of releases in past years and will no doubt be a hit for fans of high-proof Beam distillate
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