Thursday, May 19, 2016


Beam Suntory has announced the launch of two limited edition bottlings, which pay homage to Booker Noe, the Beam Family's 6th Generation Master Distiller and founder of The Small Batch Bourbon Collection.

Booker's Rye Whiskey (68.1% ABV) has been aged for 13 Years, 1 months and 12 days, and has been made from a never before released rye mash bill, bottled uncut and unfiltered at its natural proof, which is said to be the way Booker preferred his whiskey.

Booker's Rye Whiskey and Knob Creek 2001 Limited Edition Bourbon

Knob Creek 2001 Limited Edition Bourbon (50% ABV) has been aged for 14 years, using barrels that Booker laid down in 2001 and finished by Fred Noe in honour of all he learned from his father and stays true to the pre-prohibition standards that Booker sought to restore when he introduced Knob Creek Bourbon.

These limited releases are each made from some of the last barrels laid down by the late Booker Noe in the final years of his life and will each be available as limited, one-time offerings. As the first rye whiskey ever offered from Booker's Bourbon, Booker's Rye Whiskey was made from a very limited number of barrels of a previously unreleased rye mash bill in Booker's signature uncut and unfiltered1 style. Knob Creek 2001 Limited Edition Bourbon debuts as the longest-aged expression ever released from Knob Creek.

Commenting on the launch of the two limited releases, Fred Noe, said: "When Dad helped pioneer the small batch movement nearly 30 years ago, he introduced a whole new way of thinking about how whiskey could be made -- introducing small batch, high quality whiskies like Booker's Bourbon and Knob Creek Bourbon with flavour like nobody had tasted before.  Now, all of these years later, we're excited to keep this tradition alive by giving our fans something really special with these two limited releases made from some of the last barrels Dad laid down. Dad knew exactly what he wanted when it came to making whiskey, and I know these releases would make him proud."

Booker's Rye Whiskey and Knob Creek 2001 Limited Edition Bourbon are available across the US from specialist retailers for the respective RRP’s of $299.99 and £129.99.

Posted by Steve Rush