Booker’s Rye hit the market in 2016 as a one-off. Aged for thirteen years, this was a premium brand extension from Booker’s Bourbon. Jim Beam, the distillery behind Booker’s, is known for intense flavoured bourbons that use a low rye recipe (with some exceptions). Beam plays with oak flavours within their bourbon lines.Read More
Jim Murray's The Whisky Bible is one of the more influential book releases of the year. Each year a new book names the best whiskies in the world. Not everyone is a fan of Jim Murray's list, but the this list is hugely influential in the whisky world. Let's see what you can actually buy.Read More
Does one ever forget their first sip of Booker's? My first taste goes back many years. Booker's was one of a dozen or so whiskies featured during an LCBO media event at their tasting lab. The proof levels of the whiskies kept increasing throughout this self-paced tasting.Read More
The word ‘craft’ has connotations associated with it that are drawn from personal experiences and expectations. Individual definitions of craft whisky range from it being a meaningless marketing phrase, to the honest belief of a traditional whisky making process. The truth is somewhere in-between.Read More
Booker's Kentucky Straight Bourbon is a cross between a whisky cabinet novelty item and a drink to be taken seriously. The novelty part comes from it being one of the (if not the) highest alcohol content drinks you can buy in US and Canada (63.4%).
On the other hand, it's a bourbon to take seriously because the distillery manages to succeed in bringing flavour to an otherwise overpowering combination of alcohol and barrel aging.Read More