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Booker's Small Batch Bourbon

An explosion of flavor

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@DellnolaReview by @Dellnola

22nd Sep 2011

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Nose: Raw and bold. Charred oak coated with sugar, vanilla, egg nog, pralines, vinegar, a bit of pepper. Really inviting.

Taste: BOOM salted caramel! Nuts and sweet milk chocolate. As dbk put it, it's like a candy bar. Also present are bananas, but it's more than just bananas. It's more like bananas foster. All this rests on a solid foundation of sweet oak.

Finish: Intense vanilla, burnt sugar cookies, apple pie, with the bananas returning at the end.

Wow, this is a great whisky. It's basically a textbook bourbon of extremely high quality (says the guy who hasn't tasted that many bourbons). Uncut and unfiltered, this is raw and intense. It's not very complex, but it does what it does extremely well. Personally, I don't like to add water to this because I feel that it messes with the delivery, but that's just me. At full strength, the whisky cascades over the tongue with that wonderfully rich and thick salted caramel flavor.

At $50 a bottle, I'm going get another one.

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3 comments

@Dellnola
Dellnola commented

One more thought: Perhaps 93/100 is a high score for a relatively simple whisky, but whatever, I really really enjoyed it, and my enjoyment plays a huge role in my score.

8 years ago 0

@joshk
joshk commented

I also found this great. However I would warn drinkers it can seem a bit 'gritty' due to it's complete lack of filtering. I think that adds flavor.

8 years ago 0

@Mack
Mack commented

I'm with you - I don't like to add water to this one. I think the beauty of Booker's is its spice and dark flavor and unfiltered appearance (strictly aesthetic, but awesome, nonetheless) :). Nice review!

7 years ago 0

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