Size750mLProof125.3 (62.65% ABV)*Please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary
This big & bold bourbon pays tribute to Booker Noe's good friend Mike Donohoe who played an important part in the creation of the brand. Aged 6 years and 11 months and bottled at 125.3 proof, it's an exceptionally well-balanced expression and a great start of the year 2021 for Booker's.
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About Booker's "Donohoe's Batch" 2021-01 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Each year sees a few batches of Booker's uncut and unfiltered bourbon released, each batch meticulously aged to perfection ― it's ready when it's ready. The first batch of 2021 is the Donohoe's Batch, named after Mike Donohoe, a retired Jim Beam Employee and a close friend of Booker Noe. It was Donohoe that came up with the idea of gifting Booker's own bourbon to important partners and distributors ― the idea that led to the creation of the brand. The 125.3-proof whiskey is aged 6 years and 11 months and is exceptionally balanced ― a fitting tribute to the man without whom "Booker’s Bourbon wouldn’t exist today." Full-bodied with notes of vanilla, baking spices, and an immensely satisfying finish, it's the epitome of what makes Booker's big and bold bourbons so well-regarded.
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Jim Beam's grandson Booker Noe couldn't wait to turn 21 ― not so he could start drinking, but rather distilling. Being 6th generation distiller with Beam blood coursing through his veins, as well as growing up in the heart of Kentucky, it was only natural. He worked for years as a Master Distiller, then started bottling his very own bourbon as gifts for family and friends after retiring. In 1988 he released the first batch of his namesake Booker’s Bourbon to the public, coining the phrase "small batch" along the way. Today Booker's is run by his son Fred and operates under the Jim Beam distillery. "Fred, make sure they don't mess with my Booker's," is what he requested of his son at his retirement.
There are not many things more American than bourbon, and although most of it is produced in Kentucky, it can be produced all over the USA. It must be made with at least 51% corn and bottled at 40% ABV or higher. So why not give this American classic a try?
The medium amber bourbon has vanilla, caramel, and baking spices on the nose along with a touch of smoke. It's full-bodied with deep vanilla, nuts, and oak on the palate along with a pleasant sweetness. The finish is satisfyingly long with oak and spice notes lingering.