A spectacular Booker’s Bourbon that’s powerful, warm, and rich on the palate.
Jim Beam Distillery — the integral part of mega-corp Beam Suntory — is one of the largest Bourbon producers in the world. Seven generations of the Beam Family have worked the stills there since 1795. The Jim Beam Distillery makes an unusually large number of offerings for it’s core Jim Beam line and several brands, including Red Stag, Jacob’s Ghost, and a selection of higher end “small batch” Bourbons — Baker’s, Basil Hayden’s, Knob Creek, and our Bourbon of the day, Booker’s.
Booker’s generally does one release at a time — some standard, some limited editions. Booker’s Maw Maw is making the rounds again and it’s a tasty one, indeed. Like all Booker’s Bourbons, it’s uncut and unfiltered. The aging is unusually specific — it’s aged EXACTLY six years, seven months, and three days and bottled at a staggering 128 proof (64% ABV). But the flavors are never over-powered by the alcohol. All you taste is richness and quality.