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Booker's 07 + 2 months + 5 days

Overall rating
85.12/100
votes
183
Whiskybase ID
WB164958
Category
Bourbon
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
127.4 Proof
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
07 years old
Casktype
Charred American White Oak Barrels
Casknumber
Batch No 2015-02
Strength
63.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
bottle_code
Barcode
5060045585110
Added on
04 Sep 2020 11:44 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 65.00

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183 × member ratings

358 × in collection

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

  1. Gloin scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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.

  2. wbarchive_875995 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Old lacquered furniture with chocolate cookies, nail polish, black pepper and orange zest.

    RATING: 88pts - [n22,t22,f22,b22] → |86-89: Remarkable|

  3. Shalfei scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    The best of the bourbons I tested. 85 he dared him boldly. Drank clean, no water added
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      Burning, the degree is certainly felt, viscous, thick, board, oak, sweetness is quite moderate.
    • Finish
      Pleuvkusie average duration, pleasant warming, varnish, polish, corn.

  4. Nestheth scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      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!
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Pepper, citrus, vanilla. Burning alcohol.

  5. Teomarg scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. maxgrey993 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Good value and delicious bourbon from Jim Beam
    • Nose
      84 84
      Dark chocolate, banana in syrup, melted caramel, baked fruit and prunes in the sun.
    • Taste
      85 85
      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.
    • Finish
      86 86
      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.

  7. Igor_Gudimov scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nice one, with water it reminded me of Wild Turkey Rare Breed but with more oak presents
    • Nose
      Firstly toasted peanuts, under that a lot of rich caramel.
      With 2 drops of water: oak become more present
    • Taste
      Hot, oaky mix of dark chocolate and brown sugar, slight acetone ending.
      With 2 drops of water: more caramel and wood
    • Finish
      Short, very slight bitterness, long warmness

  8. Thermidor scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Long but light. Spicy vanilla lingers longest.

  9. Dyno scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    bit difficult to score, quite a flavor bomb but to me it lacks complexity compared to comparable scotch...

  10. Joband scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

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