This was the first of the roundtable batches – essentially a selection by a bunch of big bourbon names including Chuck Cowdery. This particular batch is 7.5 years old and bottled at 62.95% ABV.
Nose: Very sweet with classic beam yeast. French toast, fresh oak, peanuts, cinnamon, and cloves.
Palate: Wow -heat is staggering. Some oak, grape jelly, brown sugar, but mostly the heat just dominates sadly.
Finish: Peanuts, creamed corn, young oak.
Rating: 81/100 – While it’s only 63%ish, I find the heat to just be over the top unfortunately.
Value for the money: As with most Booker’s, this retailed for about $50. I would pass on this particular batch again, but $50 remains a good deal for Booker’s in general.