" Barrel Proof, Batch #C06-K-8: Fredrick Booker Noe II was Jim Beam’s grandson and the master distiller at Jim Beam from 1965 -1992. He’s also the namesake of Booker’s Bourbon. Booker's Bourbon first came to be when Booker would hand select barrels to give as holiday gifts for friends. Eventually the popularity of these bottles caught on and Beam started to bottle in mass. Booker’s was launched in 1988 as the first mass produced bourbon bottled straight from the barrel, uncut and unfiltered. After retiring in 1992, Booker went on to work as an ambassador for the company and traveled the world promoting Beam bourbon until he died in 2004.
Booker’s bourbon ranges in proof between 121-131 and is aged 6-8 yrs. It’s the highest proof bourbon in the Jim Beam small batch collection." ~ Distillery notes
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30 years ago, my dad, Booker Noe, released the first batch of his namesake Booker's® Bourbon as his vision of what the perfect whiskey should be. In honor of Dad's legacy and in celebration of 30 years of the damn good whiskey he created, we're celebrating in the best way we know how – by releasing a special extra-aged, limited edition Booker's® Bourbon.
-Fred Noe, Beam Family's 7th Generation Master Distiller
Over the last few years, the floors of some of our rackhouses in Clermont were in need of redoing, so we pulled up the floorboards. We thought it would be a shame to throw away so much history, so we stored them for something special. Each box of Booker's® 30th Anniversary Bourbon is made from the reclaimed wood of those floors – the same floors walked by legends Booker and Fred Noe as they selected batches of Booker's.