Booker’s 2018-02 Backyard BBQ

Booker’s 2018-02 Backyard BBQ
WhiskyBooker’s 2018-02 Backyard BBQ
TypeBourbon
CaskAmerican Oak
Age6 years old
Abv64.4%
Rating 90/100
Reviews of Booker’s 2018-02 Backyard BBQ
says on October 20, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 79/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Not bad. A bit underwhelmed. More of a drinker than something I would chase after.

says on July 28, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Love this Booker's iteration (2018-02 "Backyard BBQ"). I bought this bourbon to enjoy along side a slow-smoked brisket - and it did not disappoint. While the ABV of 62.5% is apparent, and black pepper is in the forefront, it is not overwelming when enjoyed neat. This bourbon is a new favorite for me.

Nose

So subtle ... no alcohol burn, no acetone, but lots of brown sugar sweetness, cinnamon, and oak.

Palate

Poured four ounces ...
NEAT: The heat comes through but is not overwhelming. Sweet dark fruit. Plums come to mind but something else too. Baked pie: pumpkin? Nutmeg spices are there.
ONE DROP DISTILLED H20
(added at about 2 ounces): The heat bursts through, but it is not unpleasant, the flavors become more blended.
TWO DROPS DISTILLED H20
(added after two small sips):
Maple sugar candy. So much so maple wafts out of the glass.

Finish

While the finish is relatively short, the pleasant and warming bourbon heat lingers on and on and on and ...

says on July 20, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 87/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Takes a few sips to get acclimated to the ABV but once you do it's a great bourbon to chew on. Very rich and sweet with an apple pie flavor

Nose

Woody, apple pie, cinnamon, sweet

Palate

Rich, velvety, lots of heat, like biting into a caramel apple; tangy sensation on the tip of the tongue surrounded by caramel sweetness

Finish

Charred oak, pepper, dried apples

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