Fred Noe, seventh-generation Beam master distiller Fred Noe and recent Bourbon Hall of Fame inductee, says the release is in honor of his father, the iconic distiller Booker Noe.
The new release was selected by participants of a Booker’s Bourbon Roundtable convened by Fred Noe. The group participated in "virtual" tastings; i.e., they did not gather in one place.
“Nearly three decades ago, Dad would gather his friends around the kitchen table and taste his personal bourbon stash to determine which would become the next batch of Booker’s Bourbon,” said Fred Noe. “I’m proud to keep that tradition alive. For our first official batch from the Roundtable, we’ve selected a bourbon featuring robust flavors, with notes of strong spices and unique lush cherries. Accompanied with a long finish and a bold proof, it’s a bottle that warrants Dad’s name on the label.”
The seven-year-old Booker’s Bourbon Batch No. 2013-6, which will be available in early October, is bottled at 126.5 proof (63.25% abv). Noe recommends it as a sipping bourbon, preferably with ice or cut with a few drops of water. The suggested price is $49.99 for a 750ml bottle.