Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Booker's: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by Calandro's Supermarket

Booker's Bourbon
Sticking with over-proofed bourbons, Booker's might be one of the stiffest around.  Coming in at 127.4 proof, this gargantuan whiskey will put some hair on your chest.  Booker's is another label out of Jim Beam's small batch collection, and they certainly don't cut it much.  The nose gives whiffs of vanilla and Cinnamon Toast Crunch.  The taste, with what's left of your palate, comes across with flavors of candied yams and honey.  Then the burn hits you.  It is harsh, spicy, and gives away to tastes of wet hay all the way down.  It is balanced and complex, but potent and in your face.  Drink straight on a dare.  Sip on the rocks or with a splash of water for better consumption.

Booker's Bourbon

Average Score 72.5

Whisk(e)y Wednesday is a blog post series on Bite and Booze sponsored by Calandro's Supermarket. Calandro's has one of Baton Rouge's best selections of bourbon, Scotch, and other whisk(e)ys as well as wine and craft beer. WW is created and rated by the hosts of Raise a Glass. Scores are marked for Nose, Taste, Finish, and Balance and Complexity using our own propriatary scoring system. Marks are then added and averaged, leaving us with a final score out of a 100 point scale. Our scale should be looked at on the full range of 0-100 rather than an academic range where 70 is passing and anything less is failing. A 50 should be considered a very mediocre whisk(e)y while anything below 20 is absolute horse piss and anything above 90 is rather extraordinary.

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