Tag: Booker’s

Booker’s Batch 2016-01: Booker’s Bluegrass

127.9 proof: 6 years, 11 months $59.99/750ml suggested retail price The story: Beam has bottled the first of six planned releases in its 2016 Booker’s Batch Collection, a limited-edition series honoring legendary master distiller Booker Noe. Each batch will be selected by…

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5 sure (bourbon) bets for Derby

The 141st Kentucky Derby is just three days away. Post positions will be drawn at 5:30 p.m. EDT, which will determine the favorites for this year’s field. If you’re hoping for betting advice here, you’re out of luck: With a…

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What’s my favorite proof of whiskey? Well, that depends on the time of day. Lower in the morning; higher in the evening. I mean, if you start your day with Booker’s… it’s gonna be a short day. Fred Noe, Jim…

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Bourbon in the house

As a bourbon blogger, I feel it’s my duty to introduce my friends to brands they might not have tried yet. So last weekend, my husband and I held a “Bourbon and BBQ” soiree. We served barbecue because A) its…

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Tasting bourbon the Booker Noe way

Jim Beam master distiller Fred Noe began a private tasting for members of the Bourbon Women Association (and a couple of spouses) by sharing the four-step bourbon-tasting process he learned from his father, Booker Noe: 1. Observe the color. Generally, the…

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Virginia: The Homestead, Hot Springs

Twenty-two U.S. presidents have visited The Homestead, a luxury resort in the bucolic town of Hot Springs, Va., and you can have a drink with all of them in the Presidents Lounge. This wood-paneled bar, with plush leather club chairs, soft lighting and…

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