Booker's Apprentice Small Batch Bourbon whiskey -750ml

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2023-02 7 YR  125.5 Proof

The second release of the Booker’s Bourbon 2023 Collection is Booker’s Batch 2023-02 “Apprentice Batch.” This batch pays homage to the early days of my dad Booker Noe’s career – far before he was the Sixth Generation Master Distiller – when he first learned the art of making bourbon under the guidance of his cousin Carl Beam.


COLOR Our darkest and deepest amber and henna color.

TASTE Deep and complex flavors of vanilla, nuts and oak.

AROMA Robust vanilla and caramel notes; slightly smoky.

FINISH Long and full; perfect for easygoing sipping.


This batch is made up of barrels that were aged in six different warehouses. The breakdown of barrel storage for Booker’s “Apprentice Batch” is as follows:

7% came from the 7th floor of 9-story warehouse H

9% came from the 4th floor of 7-story warehouse W

11% came from the 4th floor of 7-story warehouse 1

18% came from the 4th floor of 7-story warehouse O

19% came from the 4th floor of 9-story warehouse G

36% came from the 4th floor of 7-story warehouse Z

The liquid is a medium amber color from the seven years spent aging in the white oak barrels. The oak-forward aroma is well-balanced with notes of vanilla and toasted nuts, and all together the result is really pleasant. After the first sip, you’ll find the long finish doesn’t overpower the warm taste. I know Carl and Booker would’ve been proud of this batch and enjoyed it together after a long day's work at the distillery.