WORLD WHISKY
OF THE YEAR

Booker’s® Rye, the first-ever rye whiskey released by the ultra-premium Booker’s® Bourbon brand, has been named “World Whisky of the Year” by Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2017.

After being tasted alongside 1,247 new whiskies in this year’s judging, Booker’s Rye was lauded as “a simply a staggering example of a magnificent rye showing exactly what genius in terms of whiskey actually means.”

Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible is the world’s leading whisky guide, featuring thousands of detailed tasting notes for the world’s whiskies, including brands both large and small. Published annually, each edition features reviews of the newest whiskey releases and each year, only one whiskey is selected to hold the prestigious title of “World Whisky of the Year.”

IT’S READY WHEN IT’S READY

We release a few batches every year. Each varies in age and proof because reaching Booker’s standards is a mix of art, science and Mother Nature. It tells us when it’s ready, and then we’ll let you know.

Current Batch

2018 - 01 Kathleen’s Batch

Each small batch our Master Distiller picks has a different story to tell. Learn how the barrel placement, aging, proof and other factors make each release unique and rare.

Kathleen’s Batch

BOOKER’S® RARE UNCUT & UNFILTERED* BOURBON

Booker’s® Bourbon is a rare barrel-strength bourbon, bottled uncut and unfiltered*. But you obviously know a good bit about bourbon, because you don’t end up here by mistake. We don’t advertise. We don’t do social media. We just do bourbon.

We focus on the sweet spot. The center of the rackhouse where the temperature and humidity stars align to create the deepest and most intense flavors. Once it’s aged to perfection, which always varies, the liquid is bottled uncut and unfiltered*. We don’t add, we don’t water down, and we don’t apologize for it. For some people, it may be too much. But for true bourbon fans, it’s probably the best ever.

“FRED, MAKE SURE THEY DON’T
MESS WITH MY BOOKER’S®.”

-BOOKER’S ONE REQUEST TO HIS SON AT RETIREMENT

Booker was a sixth-generation master distiller who grew up at a distillery in the heart of Kentucky. He was born to bourbon. While others rejoiced to drink bourbon at age 21, Booker was thrilled to start making the stuff.

In 1992, Booker introduced the world to small batch bourbon. He actually coined the term “small batch.” With it came his own signature bourbon, Booker's® True Barrel Bourbon. Inspired by a 200-year-old tradition, Booker's® is bottled uncut and unfiltered*.

Uncut & unfiltered but never underage

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Booker's® Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 60.5% - 64.45% Alc./Vol. ©2015 James B. Beam Distilling Co., Clermont, KY. Please share Small Batch digital content with individuals who are over the age of 21. Please drink responsibly.