Booker’s has announced the release of the first batch in their 2022 collection, Booker’s Bourbon 2022-01 “Ronnie’s Batch.”
“Ronnie’s Batch” is named in honor of Ronnie Land, a longtime employee at the Jim Beam Clermont and Boston, KY plants, when Booker Noe was a master distiller. Ronnie worked at Jim Beam for 40 years, eventually working his way up to Warehouse Manager.
Ronnie was responsible for keeping an inventory of aging barrels, and he knew the quantities and locations by heart. He also knew exactly where Booker preferred to store his namesake barrels and was trusted to prepare the samples for batch evaluation.
Booker’s “Ronnie’s Batch” has been aged for 6 years, 11 months, and 22 days, and is bottled at 124.3 proof (62.15% ABV). Booker’s “Ronnie’s Batch” is described as having a “rich vanilla aroma with hints of brown spice,” with “a sweet taste that comes from the time spent aging in the unique Kentucky climate,” concluding with “a warm and pleasant finish.”
Originally due out earlier this year, Booker’s Bourbon 2022-01 “Ronnie’s Batch” experienced a delay due to supply chain backups. Booker’s “Ronnie’s Batch” is now available nationwide.
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