BOOKERS BOURBON SHINY BARREL BATCH 750ML
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The second release from Booker’s Bourbon in 2019 will be “Shiny Barrel Batch.” As with all Booker’s expressions, it is unfiltered, uncut and barrel proof.
The name references an old distillery tradition, the company says, when rackhouse workers would sneak a taste of whiskey straight from the barrel using plastic tubing — called “mules” — that they carried in their overalls. In doing so, their bellies would rub on the side of the barrel, removing dust and shining it up. Some used to say, “The shiner the barrel, the sweeter the whiskey.” Those shiny barrels were often found in the center cut of the rackhouse, where temperature and humidity were ideal.
Booker’s “Shiny Barrel Batch” is 124 proof. It aged for six years, five months and one day. This bourbon offers a sweet nose, the company says, plus a chestnut color and rich vanilla notes. The finish is medium and warm.