Booker's Rye
Added on Monday, Aug 29, 2016 at 08:02 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 13 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Rye
  ABV: 68.10 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: $300 Availability: Specialty Stores
Released 2016.
Member Ratings and Notes

The nose is understated with light rye and caramel. The palate has sweet hot cocoa, simple syrup and light medicinal notes but not a lot of rye character, which is typical of Beam ryes (though this one is supposed to have a higher rye mashbill than their standard rye). The finish is sweet and mild.


This is a perfectly decent whiskey that's soft and sweet but has very little rye character. As with most Beam rye whiskeys, it's a good rye for people who don't like rye. Those folks who like their whiskey "smooth" will love it.

Water helps greatly with openening the nose.  Palate is fine with some sweetness and waxy licorice flavors on the short finish.  C+ without water. 
Good, but doesn't pack the hearty, rich punch of a classic "big rye." Easy to like, hard to love. 
n: pickles, warm spice, heavy dill, with buttery vanilla. Dusty library full of leather bound books. Slight cedar and vanilla cream. 
t: very intense spice, cloves and cinnamon, mint (evergreen sap). Fried dill pickles that tickle the tongue. Spice and oak are intense in the middle that fades to a minty buttercream finish. Expensive mouthwash that numbs your cheeks. The nose is awesome. 
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