A cult-loved barrel proof, unfiltered Kentucky straight bourbon, this is Batch 2020-01E and is six years and four months old.
Bottled at 63.20% (126.4 proof), the batch has been named "Granny's Batch" after Margaret Beam Noe, current Master Distiller's Fred Noe's grandmother.
The expression was drawn from two different production dates, aged in six locations within four rackhouses.
The full breakdown is:
24% came from the 6th floor of 9-story warehouse G
22% came from the 4th floor of 9-story warehouse H
16% came from the 4th floor of 7-story warehouse L
24% came from the 5th floor of 7-story warehouse L
10% came from the 6th floor of 7-story warehouse L
4% came from the 5th floor of 7-story warehouse P
Official tasting notes:
Nose: Robust vanilla and caramel notes; slightly smoky.
Palate: Deep and complex flavors of vanilla, nuts and oak.
Finish: Long and full; perfect for easygoing sipping.
Fred Noe's inspiration for the release:
"I selected 'Granny’s Batch' on a sunny, chilly January day and found the color to be a light chestnut with a beautiful sparkle as the sunlight shone through it. I thoroughly enjoy the nose of Granny’s Batch with spice and hints of vanilla coming through. The taste fills your mouth with flavor and warmth that spreads across your palate, and it has a sweet, lingering finish.
"I am very proud to name this batch for my grandmother – and Dad’s mom – who I know would have enjoyed her evening highball made with Granny’s Batch of Booker’s Bourbon."
- Jim Beam