Monthly Archives: February 2015

Belle Meade Bourbon Review

I was sitting in a bookstore several months ago reading Garden & Gun when I stumbled across a review for Belle Meade Bourbon. Anytime I see a review for a bourbon I’m not familiar with I take notice, but seeing as how many people point to Garden & Gun’s reviews of and articles on the Pappy Van Winkle line of bourbons to explain their jump from bourbon geek fame to mainstream America fame, I was……read more

Booker’s Small Batch Bourbon Review




Booker’s is my favorite bourbon product that Jim Beam puts out. A small batch cask strength bourbon that comes from barrels that were originally selected by the late Master Distiller Booker Noe (hence the name) it delivers on every level. Before Booker’s was available to the public these bottles were only given out as gifts to friends and family by Noe. It became available to the public in 1992 and bourbon drinkers all over instantly fell in love with this big burly bourbon that is chock full of flavor and kick.

Booker’s is one of the 4 small batch bourbon projects (along with Baker’s, Knob Creek and Basil Hayden) that Beam is involved in and shows just how good the bourbon there at Beam can be. In my opinion this is the most intensely flavorful of the bunch and clocking in between 121 and 130 proof it also ……read more.