Booker’s 2018-04 Kitchen Table

Booker’s 2018-04 Kitchen Table
Whisky Booker’s 2018-04 Kitchen Table
Type Bourbon
Cask American Oak
Age 6 years old
Abv 64%
Rating 85/100


Booker's is a brand of bourbon and rye whiskey produced by Beam Suntory at the Jim Beam distillery in Clermont, Kentucky.
Reviews of Booker’s 2018-04 Kitchen Table
says on October 29, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Burnt umber

General description

Always one of my normal rotating bourbons. This batch is either a little better or I just haven't had it in a little while

says on April 15, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 93/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

nice, great finish ,not sweet at all like some reviews say

says on April 6, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Color: Burnt umber

General description

I am a BIG fan of Booker's bourbon and waited to open this bottle until another was secured.  My delay was rewarded with a wonderful treat ... This bourbon ticks all the boxes: a favorable look in the glass, an inviting nose, flavours that explode in the mouth, and an exceptionally long finish.

Region: Kentucky, USA
Distiller: Jim Beam, Master Distiller Booker Noe
Classification: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Small Batch: 2018-04 "Kitchen Table"
Mash bill: 77% Corn, 13% Rye, 10% Malted Barley
Casks: New Charred Oak
Age: 6 years 8 months 12 Days
Cask Strength | Non-Chill Filtered
ABV: 64% (128 proof)

This batch is made from barrels produced on three different production dates, stored in six different locations and the breakdown is as follows:
44%: 6th floor of 9-story warehouse J
24%: 5th floor of 9-story warehouse J
14%: 5th floor of 9-story warehouse E
7%: 6th floor of 9-story warehouse D
7%: 4th floor of 9-story warehouse E
4%: 6th floor of 9-story warehouse E

I drank it neat, from a Glencairn glass.

The rating below compares to my reviews of Blanton's Single Barrel, Booker's 2018-03 "Kentucky Chew", Col. E.H. Taylor Small Batch, and Four Roses Small Batch.


Booker's 2018-04 "Kitchen Table" is a suberbly balanced and inviting bourbon with no alcohol noted on the nose.  Its simple and gentle aroma of sweet corn roasted over an open fire blends into caramelized buttery brown sugar with a hint of oak.  With deeper and prolonged scenting, ripe plums come foward then give way to dark fruit leather covered in vanilla infused chocolate butter cream frosting.


Kitchen Table is at first firey and hot, but once downed the dram becomes full, flavourful and warming.  With careful sipping, blueberries and dried prunes can be coaxed from the juice and there is the pleasent bourbon spiciness of white pepper and hot vanilla as well.  Its sweetness is an enjoyable concoction of buttery brown sugar caramel and as the dram draws low, flavours of raw peanuts, well polished leather and mild, sweet oak slide down the throat.

Balance, Body, Feel and Look:
Kitchen Table's fat clinging droplets drip down the Glencairn in thick clinging legs.  It is solidly balanced, big, and full, is viscous and warming and treats the throat with a little tickle.


Kitchen Table's finish is big, balanced, pleasant, rich, warm, and exceptionally long.  When the dram is gone, pleasent scents of new sawn oak planks waft from the Glencairn.

says on January 8, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Nice top shelf bourbon, Iots of oaky dryness and flavor. It is growing on me and may jump over Knob Creek Single Barrel in my ratings except for the higher price.


Alcohol, oak, burnt sugar


Heavy oak, very dry, brown sugar, not very sweet, roasted peanuts


Heat, dry oak not much burn for a high proof,

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Flavour profile

  • Oak
  • Sugar
  • Sweet
  • Balanced
  • Warming
  • Brown sugar
  • Dry
  • Peanut
  • Hot
  • Vanilla
  • Leather
  • Caramel
  • Roast
  • Alcohol
  • Bourbon
  • Heat
  • Heavy
  • Burnt sugar
  • Rich
  • Pleasant
  • Viscous
  • Thick
  • Fat
  • Mild
  • Raw
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