Review #77 | /r/Bourbon Review #43 – Booker’s C97-A-31
The Schtick: This is an older batch of Booker’s from before the days of namin’ batches.
ABV: 63.3% ABV
Age: 8 Years
Distilled: January 31st, 1997, Clermont Facility
Bottled: April 2005
Nose: Vanilla, caramel and a big hit of rich cinnamon and molasses. Mmmm Booker’s.
Taste: Tons of sweet caramel and molasses. This sure is a dram of Booker’s and I love it dearly. For the proof it’s complex and well blended without being an ethanol explosion. Very gentle.
Finish: Not as long as I remember from other, newer batches but it’s by no means short. It’s a lovely layering of vanilla and molasses with some chocolate and woody spice at the tail end.
Overall: Delicious. Doesn’t blow any new batches into a different zip code but it’s right up there and a true testament to solid Booker’s quality.
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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 | Perfect | Perfect