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7 years 2 months 28 days in new oak sounds like a great start to a Booker's Bourbon. This batch was also the first tasting panel release of 2015.
Sadly I do not agree with the panel's choices on this release. The center cut is supposed to come from Booker Noe's favorite locations in the aging warehouse. These locations should have imparted great depth and flavor but after having tasted half a bottle of this batch it does not live up to the Booker's standard. A note, water or ice must be added to gain maximum enjoyment of this batch.
Nose: Caramel and light wood.
Taste: Woody, spicy, some vanilla, but lacks cohesion. The batch just does not sing in the harmony I've come to associate with Booker's.
Finish: Spicy and unbalanced. The wood dominates.