Booker's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Batch 2019-01E

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A cult-loved barrel proof, unfiltered Kentucky straight bourbon – this is the first batch released for 2019, arriving in Australia July.

Bottled at 62.95% (125.9 proof), the batch us six years, three months old and has been named ‘Teresa’s Batch’ after long-time Beam employee Teresa Wittemer. Spending three decades in the company’s quality control department, Wittemer offered the following tasting notes:

“The nose is sweet with some hints of brown sugar and light oak, along with the vanilla that is characteristic of Booker’s Bourbon. The taste is unique, yet still unmistakably Booker’s Bourbon with a pleasant and warm finish, both sweet and spicy.”

The expression is drawn from barrels across three production dates, aged in nine different locations:

2% came from the 2nd floor of 7-story warehouse 5
1% came from the 4th floor of 7-story warehouse 5
10% came from the 6th floor of 9-story warehouse D
3% came from the 4th floor of 9-story warehouse E
25% came from the 5th floor of 9-story warehouse E
25% came from the 6th floor of 9-story warehouse E
28% came from the 5th floor of 9-story warehouse J
3% came from the 6th floor of 9-story warehouse J
3% came from the 8th floor of 9-story warehouse J

Fred Noe, the Beam family’s seventh generation Master Distiller said of the release:

“My dad, Booker Noe, always trusted his gut when it came to good bourbon - and good people. ‘Teresa’s Batch’ is an ode to Teresa Wittemer, a distillery employee Dad hired on the spot after a quick 15-minute interview more than 30 years ago. She has been a part of the Beam distillery family ever since, working directly on Booker’s Bourbon to help me ensure every release is up to Dad’s standards and nothing short of the damn good bourbon people know and love.

“With a background as a medical technician, Teresa puts her science background to good use for us here in Clermont, Ky. She’s worked in the lab and in Quality Control her whole career here, specifically helping me (and previously Dad) mingle barrel samples together so I can select the best Booker’s batches for bottling. She’s a hard worker, a friend and a pretty impressive taster too! I’m proud to honour her as a token of my thanks, and I know Dad would be too.”

Additional Information
SKU:
080686011279
Group:
Whisky
Type:
Whisky
Country:
USA
Region:
Kentucky
Style:
Bourbon
Size:
750ml
ABV:
62.95%
Producer:
Jim Beam