Review #57 | /r/Bourbon Review #30 – Booker’s Maw Maw’s Batch (2015-05)
The Schtick: Booker’s is a Beam/Suntory product that is released unfiltered and at cask strength.
ABV: 64% ABV
Age: 6 Years, 7 Months, 3 Days
Source: Bottle, Purchased
Nose: Lots of sugar and vanilla. Not so much ethanol. More pepper and leather.
Taste: More cinnamon and still loads of maple and vanilla. Caramel, ethanol, vanilla. It’s all there.
Finish: Lots longer but lots more alcohol burn it seems as opposed to #1. Still not too much burn to turn me away though. I wondered how much true batch variation there could be in all of these and while it’s not massively variant, there is some.
Overall: If there’s one thing to know about Booker’s, it’s the generally impressive consistency.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Insurpassable | No better exists