Tuesday, June 08, 2021


Beam Suntory, has announced the launch of the second release in its Booker’s Bourbon 2021 Collection.

Booker’s Tagalong Batch (64% ABV) is a Kentucky straight bourbon, which has been matured in charred white American oak barrels for six years and five months.

Booker's Tagalong Batch

This latest release, which is said to deliver notes of caramel and vanilla, celebrates the way 6th Generation Master Distiller Booker Noe learned the ropes at the distillery, by ‘tagging along’ with his grandfather, Jim Beam.

The distillery was like Booker’s playground growing up; he loved spending time with his grandfather and everyone else who worked there, asking questions and expanding his knowledge. That’s ultimately how he developed his curiosity and passion for whiskey, and it was how he became such a talented Master Distiller.

The tradition of ‘tagging along’ has continued generation to generation. 7th Generation Master Distiller Fred Noe learned much of what he knows about whiskey by following his dad’s footsteps, digesting all of the information he could while working alongside him at the distillery. It’s also a tradition Fred continues to this day with his son Freddie, and one that will be shared with future generations.

Limited in quantities, Booker’s Tagalong Batch, will be available later this month from specialist retailers in the US, for a RRP of $89.99 – 750ml.

Posted by Steve Rush