Monday, December 01, 2014


Booker’s Bourbon has announced the release of Batch No 2014-6, hand-selected by Fred Noe, Beam’s 7th Generation Master Distiller and the “Booker’s Bourbon Roundtable” of whiskey writers and experts.

Batch No 2014-6 (63.9% ABV) aged for just over 7 years, was selected by secret ballot vote at the Noe family home in Bardstown, Kentucky where the brand’s namesake, Booker Noe, tasted each new batch of Booker’s Bourbon with friends and family.

Booker’s Bourbon Batch No 2014-6 | The Roundtable’s last selection this year.

In honour of the 25th anniversary of the uncut, unfiltered bourbon, the Booker’s Bourbon Roundtable paid homage to Booker’s tasting tradition of gathering personal friends around his kitchen table to choose the next batch. This selection marked the first time the Roundtable came together for a live, in-person tasting; they had previously selected all batches through virtual tastings.

Commenting on the release, Fred Noe, said: “We brought the group to Kentucky to select their last batch of the year in the best way we knew how – by getting together at my dad’s house to taste his favourite bourbon. Booker’s was founded on my dad’s love for great bourbon, so by bringing the Roundtable together at his house, we were able to keep his tasting traditions alive.”

The Roundtable panellists are an exclusive group consisting of top whiskey experts, enthusiasts and writers – who have all had a hand in selecting Batch No 2014-6, along with Fred Noe and Booker’s grandson, Freddie Noe.

Some of the panellists included: Chuck Cowdery, Blogger and Author of “Bourbon, Strange: Surprising Stories of American Whiskey”, John McCarthy, Spirits Writer and Senior Managing Editor of Men’s Health Magazine, Jack Robertiello, Spirits Writer and Judge, Tony Sachs, Spirits Writer and Fred Minnick, Spirits Writer, Judge, and Author of “Whiskey Women: The Untold Story of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch, and Irish Whiskey”.

Booker’s Bourbon Batch No 2014-6, now available from specialist retailers across the US.

Source: Beam Suntory