Booker’s Bourbon Batches from 1979 to 2007 had markings on the label for the barreled date. Starting in 2013 the Booker’s Bourbon Batches displayed the dump date, so Booker’s C-J-06-86 was barreled in October 6, 1986 and dumped in October 6, 1993. It is the 11th Booker’s Small Batch release.
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Booker’s C-J-06-86 in the Glass
|Booker’s C-J-06-86 (Barreled 1986, Bottled 1993)||Details|
|Mash Bill||77% Corn, 13% Rye, 10% Malted Barley|
|Price||$59 (at release)|
|Distillery||Jim Beam Distillery|
|Rating||Gold 98 Points|
|Inventory||Buy, Drink, Savor|
This bourbon coats the glencairn whiskey glass as I roll it around then thin beads roll down into a pool of bourbon.
Nose – 99 Points
The minute I pop the cork of this Booker’s batch the smell of caramel corns hits my olfactory system. The nose is well balanced with oak and lightly toasted baking spice. The backdrop is a pleasant musty leather note.
I sat and smelled this for 15 minutes.
Taste – 97 Points
Maple syrup and caramel start at the front of the palate and transition into oak and pepper with just a pop of sugar-coated strawberries and milk chocolate nougat
Finished – 98 Points
The finish is perfectly balanced. Maple syrup coats the throat. Oak and pepper tingling on the way down. Nice vanilla note to round it all out.
Verdict – Platinum 98 out of 100 Points
This Booker’s C-J-06-86 was an honor to taste. It’s craftsmanship at its highest and also epitomizes the flavor profile I love in Booker’s. The great Booker’s batches have strong caramel and vanilla notes but with complexity and balance that take them from ordinary to extraordinary.
Written by Matty Sims
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