The first release in the Bookers Bourbon 2020 Collection is Bookers Batch 2020-01 Grannys Batch. This batch is named after an important figure in my dad Booker Noes life his mom and my grandma, Margaret Beam Noe.
Known all my life as Granny Noe, Margaret was the youngest of Jim Beams children and the only one to have kids of her own. Although she never worked in the bourbon business herself, she certainly played an important part in keeping the bourbon family tradition alive from the fifth to sixth generation. She and her oldest son Booker were very close, and she was instrumental in getting him his first job at the distillery where he would go on to become Master Distiller, create his namesake bourbon (among others) and leave a lasting impact on the industry as a whole.
Granny was a gracious, patient woman who ruled the roost in her own quiet way. When she wasnt keeping track of her kids and grandkids, Granny enjoyed a bourbon highball in the evenings, playing bridge with her girlfriends and making her famous nut cakes at Christmas time.
In her honor, I hope you enjoy this batch alongside close family, friends and long-standing traditions.
-- Fred Noe, Beam Family 7th Generation Master Distiller
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