Saturday 22 July 2017

Booker's 7yo True Barrel Strength Review

Hi everyone,

It's that time again. Time for David to give another Bourbon everyone loves a low score!
In the firing line today is Booker's. Another Jim Beam special, this time at cask strength with the power whacked up to 11.
Booker's True Barrel Strength 7yo 63.7%
Colour: Dark Bronze
Body: Medium
Nose: Peanut butter, I am picking that out in these Beam's now, lavender, natural caramel. Intense spice and oak.
Water: Normal Bourbon flavours- Caramel, toffee, vanilla. Done well, but loses it's individuality.
Taste: Fruity, lemon, mango, building caramel and peanut butter.
Water: More normal Bourbon flavours, same as the nose. It's lost all its unique flavours.
Finish: Long length. Leathery, caramel. Not exactly complex but nice.
A bit disappointing, as I was expecting better. Still, a little better than Eagle Rare so...

Thanks for reading!

American Whiskey Review #18
Whisky Network Review #480

American Average: 71.5
Network Average: 74.5
Best Score: 92
Worst Score: 22
0-49 Terrible
50-59 Bad
60-64 Just About OK
65-69 Ok to Good
70-74 Good
75-79 Very Good
80-84 Excellent
85-89 Superb
90+ Magnificent

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