Booker’s Center Cut (2015-03) Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Booker’s Center Cut (2015-03)

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  • Distiller:

    Beam

  • Bottler:

    Beam

  • ABV:

    63.6%

  • Age:

    7 Years

  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: This is definitely one of the better Booker’s releases I’ve had in the last couple years, which seem to be getting more sweet and less oaky as a general observation; that oakiness being what first drew me to Booker’s.
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  • Raided Score: 79
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: I wanted to like this so much, but I found it paled in comparison to other Booker’s I’ve tried; it lacked nuance. It tries too hard to be too many things to too many people.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: You know its barrel proof, but it doesn't beat you over the head with it.
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  • Intro:

    Bookers is a Beam/Suntory product that is released unfiltered and at casks strength.

  • Nose:

    Much like the previous Bookers, theres a massive overload of vanilla and molasses. I love this combo and it emanates from the glass pretty aggressively. Its sweet and very savory. Good to see this hasnt gone away from the other batches.

  • Taste:

    Vanilla. Molasses. Brown sugar and pepper. Of the three, this has the most ethanol burn. Whether its dis-proportional for an ABV this high, I"m not sure.

  • Finish:

    Medium to long. Hot, but not punishing. You know its barrel proof, but it doesnt beat you over the head with it. Lots of sweetness on the way out.

  • Overall:

    Much like the other Bookers, I love it. Theres a little variation but all of the usual suspects are there note-wise. All delicious.

  • Score:

    7

  • By t8ke
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