Booker’s Bourbon recently released its final and most special release of 2018: Booker’s 30th Anniversary Bourbon, a special bottle celebrating the legacy of the late Beam Master Distiller Booker Noe and the founding of his namesake brand 30 years ago.
The blend is made up of uncut, unfiltered 9-year-old and 16-year-old bourbon and is bottled at 125.8 proof.
“It’s a great honor to release Booker’s 30th Anniversary in commemoration of my Dad and the path he paved when he introduced the world to Booker’s Bourbon,” said Fred Noe, 7th Generation Master Distiller and Booker’s son.
“When we first started talking about an anniversary batch, I knew it would have to be something special, and during my final tasting of this extra aged liquid, I knew Dad would have been pleased. I’m proud to carry on his legacy every day and to share this special release in honor of the damn fine whiskey he created 30 years ago.”
As for how it tastes, Noe says that the taste profile of the bourbon is lighter than most previous batches of Booker’s and has “a quick, dry finish that does not overpower your palate, and offers robust notes of vanilla and oak from the mingling of whiskies present in this release.”
If you want a bottle, you better act fast. The release is extremely limited, and bottles aren’t cheap. The suggested retail price for the 30th Anniversary Bourbon is $199 for a 750ml bottle.