Booker’s Bourbon has unveiled the first batch in its 2019 collection: Booker’s Batch 2019-01, also known as “Teresa’s Batch.”
Like all of Booker’s batches, the whiskey’s name comes from a story related to the distillery. Booker’s Batch 2019-01 honors Teresa Wittemer, a longtime Beam distillery employee selected by 6th Generation Master Distiller Booker Noe to work on his namesake bourbon brand. “Noe hired Teresa on the spot after a quick 15-minute interview more than 30 years ago, and she’s been part of the family ever since,” the company says. During her career at the distillery, Wittemer has worked in the lab and in the Quality Control department.
Uncut and unfiltered, Teresa’s Batch is 125.9 proof. It aged 6 years, 3 months, and 1 day.
The finished whiskey is comprised of liquids from four different warehouses: Warehouse 5, Warehouse D, Warehouse E and Warehouse J.
The bourbon features a sweet nose with hints of brown sugar and light oak, the company says, along with the vanilla that is signature of Booker’s Bourbon. The finish is warm, sweet and spicy.
Booker’s “Teresa’s Batch” is now available nationwide for a suggested retail price of of $79.99 per 750-ml. bottle.
The 2019 Batch Collection will feature four batch releases, each featuring a unique label and batch name.