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Booker’s Bourbon Batches 2021 Ranked

Apr 12, 2021

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Booker’s Bourbon Batches 2021 have started to release, and Jim Beam came out swinging with Donohoe’s Batch. It is everything I love about Booker’s. Check out the full review below.

Booker's Bourbon Batches 2021 Ranked
Batch #ProofAgeWax Notes
2021-04Coming SoonComing SoonNoe Strangers Batch
2021-03Coming SoonComing SoonBardstown Batch
2021-02Coming SoonComing SoonTagalong Batch
2021-01125.3 proof6 years, 11 months, and 4 days oldDonohoe’s Batch

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Booker’s Donohoe’s Batch 2021-01 Review

Bookers Donohoes Batch 2021-01 Review

Ready for our Booker’s Donohoe’s Batch review? Let’s jump right in.

Nose – 93 out of 100 Points

Rich caramel with vanilla fluff rounded out with peanuts and clove. Prime Booker’s goodness.

Taste – 95 out of 100 Points

Caramel apple immediately assaults my palate. The mouthfeel is phenomenal. My entire mouth is coated with thick, caramelly bourbon. Creamy honey peanut butter and graham cracker stand out on the mid-palate.

Finish – 94 out of 100 Points

More of that sweet and savory — caramel, vanilla, honey, peanut butter, and cinnamon.

Verdict – Gold 94 out of 100 Points

The Bourbon Bard Gold MedalWhat a way to start 2021. This batch is going to be hard to beat but if I know anything about Booker’s bourbon when Jim Beam gets on a roll Booker’s is hard to beat. This bourbon is classic Booker’s with rich, deep flavors perfectly balanced and superbly complex.

Booker’s Tagalong Batch 2020-02

Tagalong Batch

Full review coming once the batch is released with a ranking to follow

Booker’s Bardstown Batch 2020-03

Full review coming once the batch is released with a ranking to follow

Booker’s Noe Strangers Batch 2020-04

Noe Strangers BatchNoe Strangers was supposed to be the final batch of 2020 but the bourbon wasn’t ready. Here’s to hoping it is by the end of 2021.

Full review coming once the batch is released with a ranking to follow

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About Matty Sims

Written by Matty Sims

Matty Sims is a storyteller who loves bourbon. He has been drinking and studying whiskey for over 10 years. He has also been featured on sites like Bourbon Sippers, Explore Whiskey, Thrive Global and Inside Hook, partnered with dozens of distilleries, and reviewed hundreds of whiskeys. He has also created single barrel stickers for Bourbon Pursuit and Total Wine.
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