Booker’s Bourbon, the premium cask-strength line from Jim Beam, has unveiled the second bottling of 2022: The Lumberyard Batch.
Every release of this whiskey has a unique name that alludes to the people, places and/or history behind the brand. This release takes its title from the lumberyard that brand founder and legendary former Jim Beam Master Distiller Booker Noe worked at before distilling.
After a short stint at the University of Kentucky, Booker hitchhiked across America in hopes of joining the Air Force. After being accepted, the local police called his mother to verify his information. When Booker’s mother found out where he was, she convinced him to come home and work at the local lumberyard with Jeremiah Beam, also known as Uncle Jere.
Working at the lumberyard led to a job at the distillery. Booker held just about every job at the distillery, working his way up to the top role. His experience at the lumberyard shaped the work ethic and curiosity he was known for, the company says.
Booker’s Bourbon 2002-02 The Lumberyard Batch is 124.8 proof, uncut and unfiltered. It aged seven years, one month and seven days.
Like all batches of Booker’s Bourbon, The Lumberyard Batch was selected by 7th Generation Master Distiller Fred Noe.
The suggested retail price $89.99 for a 750-ml. bottle.
This follows the first release from 2022, Booker’s Bourbon 2022-01 Ronnie’s Batch.