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Booker’s 2022-01 “Ronnie’s Batch”

CAPSULE REVIEW

Classification: Straight Bourbon

Company: Beam Suntory

Distillery: Jim Beam

Release Date: June 2022

Proof: 124.3

Age: 6 Years, 11 Months, 22 Days

Mashbill: 77% Corn, 13% Rye, 10% Malted Barley

Color: Mahogany

MSRP: $90 (2022)

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NOSE

Toffee | Caramel | Cinnamon | Straightforward

palate

Big spicy cinnamon blast | Brown sugar | Caramel chews | Aged oak | Leather | Robust

finish

Tapering cinnamon spice | Graham cracker | Seasoned oak | Light black pepper | Long

uniqueness
value
overall

The first Booker’s batch of 2022, Ronnie’s Batch is a straightforward affair that packs a cinnamon centered punch, but doesn’t quite reach the heights Booker’s is capable of.

The first Booker's batch release of 2022, according to the company “this batch is named in honor of Ronnie Land, a longtime employee at the Jim Beam plants when Booker Noe was master distiller. As the warehouse manager, Ronnie was responsible for inventory of the aging barrels and knew exactly where Booker preferred to store his namesake barrels. Under Ronnie’s watchful eye, Booker knew he was working with barrels that met his standards.”

Ronnie’s Batch combines barrels from five warehouses with the largest percentage from Warehouse Z. The bourbon is a largely straightforward affair, with a focus on cinnamon spice that’s highlighted by caramel and oak. It’s rich and flavorful, packing a punch but not as hot as Booker’s is capable of. If you tend to enjoy Baker’s Bourbon, which can be cinnamon forward as well, but want a bit more punch than its 107 proof offers and don’t mind spending the extra money, Ronnie’s Batch will hit the spot.

The sample used for this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy its respective company. We thank them for allowing us to review it with no strings attached.
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Written By: Nick

June 30, 2022
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