136.2 Proof, uncut (and unfiltered)
Fantastic stuff from Booker's. Made from some of the last barrels Booker Noe ever laid down, Booker’s Rye is the first rye whiskey from the brand. Like all batches of Booker’s, it was selected by Fred Noe to ensure it upholds the qualities and standards that Booker Noe envisioned for this very special release, and it was selected with the following characteristics: Booker’s Rye is culled from barrels aged in one of Booker Noe’s favorite rack house. Booker’s Rye has an intense flavor profile with pronounced, well-balanced notes of wood and oak from the longer aging process. The deep amber liquid offers a complex aroma with spicy notes from the rye in the mash bill. This uncut rye has a big bold flavor but is not overpowering. It can be enjoyed neat or on the rocks.
Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible has declared Booker’s Rye the “World Whisky of the Year” for 2017.
"Big Time" batch, which is aged for 13 years, won the award over 1,240 other new whiskeys presented at this year’s judging. The winning bourbon was described as “simply a staggering example of a magnificent rye showing exactly what genius regarding whiskey actually means.”