Wednesday, October 20, 2021


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

Booker’s Batch 2021-03 - Bardstown Batch (62.8% ABV) is a Kentucky straight bourbon, which has been aged for 6 years and five months.

Booker's Batch 2021-03 - Bardstown Batch

This latest batch honours the homeplace of 6th Generation Master Distiller Booker Noe along with several other generations of Beam family members. Booker was born in Springfield, Kentucky, but spent a good amount of time in Bardstown visiting friends along with his grandfather, Jim Beam.

After going to college, he moved to Bardstown full-time to join the family business. Booker lived in Bardstown for more than 50 years and was well known in the community for his infectious personality. He was the ultimate host, always inviting people over to the house for drinks and dinner parties. These events became well known across town, especially when Booker was serving his country ham that he would smoke right in the backyard - a practice he learned from his grandfather and one that 7th Generation Master Distiller Fred Noe continues to this day.

Booker’s Batch 2021-03 - Bardstown Batch, is said to deliver notes of brown sugar, caramel and bakery spice.

Limited in quantities, Booker’s Batch 2021-03 - Bardstown Batch, will be available later this month from specialist retailers in the US, for a RRP of $89.99 – 750ml.

Posted by Steve Rush