The second release of the Booker's Bourbon 2022 Collection is Bookers Batch 2022-02 The Lumberyard Batch. This batch is named in honor of my dad, Booker Noes pre-distillery years. While his journey to becoming a distiller wasn't exactly a straight path, it led him to his true passion.
This batch was pulled during the rainy weeks ahead of the Kentucky Derby. The beautiful amber color of this batch reminds me of the horses that will compete on the racetrack. The aroma is deep with hints of vanilla and oak that lead you back to enjoy it several times to explore its depth. It has a balanced taste with a bit of sweetness and a pleasant finish that will leave you longing for another sip. My dad would be really proud to have a batch dedicated to his hard-working years at The Lumberyard and the experience this liquid delivers with every glass.
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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.