Booker's Rye 13 + 1 month + 12 days

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Big Time Batch
Stated Age
13 years old
New American Oak Barrels
Batch 2016-LE
68.1 % Vol.
750 ml
136.2 Proof
Added on
14 May 2016 3:24 pm by mds51
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 3033.89

27 × in wishlist

36 × member ratings

87 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Booker's Rye 13 + 1 month + 12 days

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.25 points

  1. jjkmlss scored this whisky 98 points Expert Junior

    Probably the best modern rye ever. And certainly the best whisk(e)y I've ever had so far.

    Please, Scotch lovers, just make your ego and prejudice leave for 2 min.

  2. tyan17 scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Eyes: dark amber.

    Smell the fragrance Nose: plump and dense. Lots of chocolate sauce, cinnamon, sweet and sour sugar snowballs, candied cherries, red bean paste with lard, candied dates, QQ candy, and tiramisu. Next, I switched to black pepper, cinnamon, some strong essential oils such as rosin, wood oil, rubber, nail polish, and even some parsley and oily chicken fir.

    Taste Palate: Very punchy! Heavy roasted coffee, wood topping, the sourness of black currant, raspberry, and kumquat, the strong sweetness of candied cherries, cheesecake, brownie, and burnt grass, and finally brings out mint, licorice, tobacco, and green tea The coolness, herbal, tannins and richness. In terms of overall taste, it is close to a cup of high-grade tea soaked in aged Manhattan-maybe a little richer.

    After rhyme Finish: Long. The stimulus remains in the mouth. Thyme, mint, blueberries, heavy roasted coffee, hazelnut chocolate.

    Body: The texture is oily, the quality is medium-heavy, the wine is strong and powerful without losing its roundness.

    Nose: 96 | Palate: 95 | Finish: 95 | Body: 94

  3. TsiAI scored this whisky 100 points Expert Senior

    Viewing eyes: deep copper and gold smelling fragrance. Nose: rich aroma of roasting, caramel sauce, roasted nuts (Almonds, almonds), followed by mascarpone cheese, candied orange peel. The unique spicy and spice flavor of rye began to emerge, unabated but extremely supple, fragrant amomum, nutmeg, pepper and cinnamon, and a little nail polish.
    The crackling branches in the fireplace, the swaying warm light, the heavy greasy stains on the stovetop. The sourness of some red berries and honey roasted meat, a few dark berries, amber walnuts, red date cheese, wet soil, cheese mousse. The smell is smooth, and various elements are precisely stitched together, sometimes with bark and fresh mushrooms.
    The smell of an empty cup makes the sour taste more obvious.
    Taste Palate: turbulent spicy and warm feeling, chopped nuts and caramel sauce co-cooked, woody spices and tobacco fly together. Red date peel, gingerbread man, white pepper, pine wood, toasted croutons, vanilla pods, excessive charcoal fat, shortbread biscuits. Ginger double, roasted to dehydrated pulp, black tea bag, burst coffee beans.
    The middle section is pantothenic Hei Brin, a mouthful of spices, rosemary, and sage. At the end are dried roses, cinnamon, woody woody wood and tobacco tobacco.
    Final rhyme Finish: long and strong, pine, caramel, cocoa powder, black currant sauce, mayonnaise, dried flowers Body: heavy-handed wine body, thick fat.
    Nose: 97/100
    Palate: 100/100
    Finish: 95/100
    Body: 96/100
    Overall: 100/100
    The smell is actually lower than I expected, but the palate part is similar to what I expected. There is only one feeling when I drink it-the overwhelming flavor bomb. I don't know if it is thanks to the close to 70% alcohol content.
    Rich and melodious, condensed and powerful, if it is not delicious, then I don't know what is delicious. At this moment, I am a rye. Love is really blind.

  4. EvilAFI scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    This shows what high abv, the right age and a good rye mashbill is capable of.
    What a bold, syrupy, balanced, spice driven pour this is. I can’t say I have had better.
    Dessert-like, spices, and just the right age.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Sweet, maple syrup, pie crust, the spices have gotten condensed and mix with the syrupy aspect. Nothing overtaking it is just a sweet, spicy hodge podge of wonderful dessert and spice notes.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Wham bam thank you ma’am, that hits hard. The spices are again sweet, but there is dark chocolate, nougat, dark brown sugar as well. The oak isn’t forward, but it adds a nice dryness and attempts to balance the sweetness.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Spices dance on the tongue while the oak is here on the sides and top of your mouth, it is drying with hints of leather and cocoa powder, even tobacco which is a welcome addition.

  5. Seanzhang scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. CherryHeart scored this whisky 96 points Member Senior

    Very psychedelic and beautiful smell, powerful sense of oppression. Very obvious grain characteristics, no embroidered legs, no strong and refined muscle lines, full of strength and hormones, and a magnificent flavor. Heavy body, full of fat, full of aroma, and a sense of balance dancing on the steel cable. The ending rhyme is long and strong.

  7. CowboyTzf scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    the best America whiskey I've tried,excellent

  8. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Absolutely stunning part, unique rye and whiskey in general, was a little afraid of being disappointed by the hype, but it is even better than I thought.
    • Nose
      What a special nose, freshly cut beef fillet, a chutney made from peanuts, hazelnuts and some balsamic vinegar, fresh tree bark, moss and pine nuts, cinnamon, nutmeg further back, in between also nice bitter orange
    • Taste
      Wow, fresh coffee beans, parsley, fresh eucalyptus, dried tomatoes, blueberries on muesli, sweetened liquorice, roasted chestnut, dry leather, old rye crust, salt and pepper, later noticeably beautiful anise and clove, some nutmeg and the cinnamon again,
    • Finish
      Cinnamon comes out more, menthol, dill, cherry stones, chestnut, medium to long

  9. DrBardamu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. waal scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Booker's Rye, 68.1% ABV https://www.whiskeybase.com/wh.../82353/bookers-rye-13-year-old #WagnerAlexTastingNotes Nose: Honey, Milk chocolate, deep and heavy, very large volume, menthol in the background, mild and sweet, wood / pencil sharpener, vanilla and cinnamon sugar Taste: dark chocolate, sweet, cereals, muesli with chocolate flakes, creamy, intense, very delicate (!), various spices (pepper, nutmeg) Finish / aftertaste: Chocolate cereal bar, honey, sweet & long, little wood, menthol slightly stronger than in the nose, herbaceous / floral Comment: A dreamlike Rye, seductively sweet, balanced and very tasty; now I regret ordering only 2cl ... Points: 95/100


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