Booker’s Bourbon, available uncut and unfiltered, has announced the release of the fourth batch in its 2015 collection: Batch 2015-04, also referred to as the “Oven Buster Batch.”
This latest expression was hand-selected during an exclusive tasting by Fred Noe, 7th Generation Master Distiller, and the Booker’s Bourbon Roundtable — a small collection of esteemed bourbon experts, enthusiasts and writers.
Oven Buster Batch is 127 proof, aged for 6 years, 5 months and 20 days. Its nose is vanilla with oak, the company says. The suggested retail price of $59.99 per 750-mL. bottle.
All Booker’s Bourbon is quality screened to remove only pieces of charred barrel wood from the liquid.
The company says that this latest release is a testament to the full-bodied bourbon first created by the late Booker Noe, 6th Generation Master Distiller and Fred Noe’s father. It also references Booker Noe’s wife, Annis Wickham Noe.
“I’ve always been fond of cooking with bourbon,” said Annis. “Years ago, as I was preparing a pork roast, I mistakenly reached for a bottle of my husband’s namesake bourbon to pour over the roast. The oven sparked from the bourbon’s high proof and the door flew open — that’s how the Oven Buster nickname was born!”
The Booker’s Bourbon Roundtable was joined in this session by special guest Fred Minnick, author of “Bourbon Curious: A Simple Tasting Guide for a Savvy Drinker,” who contributed his knowledge to help the group choose a batch that properly honored Booker Noe’s whiskey preferences.
- Chuck Cowdery, Blogger and Author of “Bourbon, Strange: Surprising Stories of American Whiskey”
- Geoff Kleinman, Founder and Managing Editor of DrinkSpirits.com
- John McCarthy, Spirits Writer and Senior Managing Editor of Men’s Health Magazine
- Jack Robertiello, Spirits Writer and Spirits Competition Judge
- Tony Sachs, Spirits Writer and Blogger for Huffington Post