Old Tub Bottled-in-Bond (2020 750ml Limited Release)

Old Tub.  Those of you who have studied Jim Beam history may know this label as one of Beam’s most popular late 19th century bourbons.  Like many big brands of its day, the brand was largely mothballed after prohibition.  Those of you who know of Old Tub but aren’t familiar with its history may know Old Tub from its distillery only 375ml release, over the past at least decade.

This past June, however, Jim Beam announced that it was taking the Old Tub brand national, with a limited release 750ml bottling.  Unlike the 375ml release, however, the 750ml bottling is non-chill-filtered.

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Booker’s Bourbon 2018 Batches Review

For our February 2019 Tasting Event, we sampled each of the four Booker’s Bourbon batches released in 2018 (in addition, we snuck in a sample of Baker’s, to see how it held up).  Because it was a blind sampling, we held off on any formal tasting notes or reviews until a later date. That later date has now arrived.

Booker's Bourbon 2018

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February 2019: Booker’s Bourbon 2018 Batches

Pop quiz: What is the first bourbon to be commercially released nationwide at barrel proof? According to Jim Beam, it is Booker’s Bourbon.

Booker's Bourbon 2018

Booker’s Bourbon is a member of Jim Beam‘s Small Batch Collection, along with Knob Creek, Baker’s, and Basil Hayden’s. Its namesake, former Master Distiller Booker Noe, used to select choice barrels from the center of the rickhouse as holiday gifts for close friends. In 1988, Jim Beam decided to release the purportedly first barrel proof bourbon nationwide.

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Booker’s 30th Anniversary Review (Bonus: Booker’s 25th Anniversary Review)

Booker's 30th

This past month, Jim Beam released Booker’s 30th Anniversary Bourbon to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the 1988 release of Booker’s bourbon.

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