- Whiskybase ID
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- 127.4 Proof
- Stated Age
- 07 years old
- Charred American White Oak Barrels
- Batch No 2015-02
- 63.7 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 04 Sep 2020 11:44 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Booker's 07 + 2 months + 5 days
34 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.12 points
- I like the Bookers. Nice mixture of spice and typical vanilla notes, with the spice predominating somewhat. Despite the high alcohol content, you can also drink it straight.
- Old lacquered furniture with chocolate cookies, nail polish, black pepper and orange zest.
RATING: 88pts - [n22,t22,f22,b22] → |86-89: Remarkable|
- The best of the bourbons I tested. 85 he dared him boldly. Drank clean, no water added
The whole polytra of the paint and varnish shop in which the elephant climbed: lacquer, acetone, paint, sweet corn, sugar syrup, skips honey-flower component. There are insignificant vkrasiny vanilla and cinnamon.
Burning, the degree is certainly felt, viscous, thick, board, oak, sweetness is quite moderate.
Pleuvkusie average duration, pleasant warming, varnish, polish, corn.
- This baby is probably as soft as a 63,7 % abv. can be. The alcohol does overpower without added water. A great nose, but doesn't quite deliver after. Distracting synthetic elements.
The oozing alcohol shows its power mostly outside of the aromatic palette. It's somehow integrated with the other aromas, giving a synthetic feel. Lacquer or nail polish, maybe. Added water amplifies hints of vanilla. Some fresh aroma, I cannot define. Honey. A complex nose!
A shallow frame, even more with water. Less complex palate compared to the nose. Peppery. Which doesn't blend well with the abv.. Citrus combined with some honey. The actual bourbon is almost in the background.
Pepper, citrus, vanilla. Burning alcohol.
- Good value and delicious bourbon from Jim Beam
Dark chocolate, banana in syrup, melted caramel, baked fruit and prunes in the sun.
The taste is surprisingly moderately sharp with such a degree. It's just some kind of biscuit, licorice, a lot of spices, banana mousse, dry wood, there is no varnish at all, which is felt in cheap bourbons. A holiday of some kind. It's hard to describe, but bourbon is literally chewed, very stringy, by the way, there is less coffee and cocoa than in baker's, but more chocolate and fresh pastries, cream and biscuit, the density is off scale.
The finish is simply endless, you can go to bed and dream about the drink prunes, oak notes, caramel and white pepper at the very end, warming.
- Nice one, with water it reminded me of Wild Turkey Rare Breed but with more oak presents
Firstly toasted peanuts, under that a lot of rich caramel.
With 2 drops of water: oak become more present
Hot, oaky mix of dark chocolate and brown sugar, slight acetone ending.
With 2 drops of water: more caramel and wood
Short, very slight bitterness, long warmness
- So far Booker's remains the best bourbon I've had. I think another bottling was worth a point more, but this one too sits well above what Blanton's & others I've tasted.
Sharper than a hipster's unused straight razor. Black pepper, cloves, nail polish, vanilla, corn alcohol, new wood spices, sawdust, and some perfume. A liberal amount of water helps with the sharpness, and I think somewhere around 3 teaspoons is where it's at its best.
Sharp here too, but thankfully there is a lot of taste as well. Take a Jim Beam and remove the bland sweetness and cheap booziness, and you get this bourbon concentrate. Corn sweetness, new wood spices, allspice, vanilla. Vulgar, in the sense it's just new wood and sweet distillate, but it works.
Long but light. Spicy vanilla lingers longest.
- bit difficult to score, quite a flavor bomb but to me it lacks complexity compared to comparable scotch...