The final release in the 2019 Booker’s Batch Collection is now available.
The latest offering, Batch 2019-04 “Beaten Biscuits,” is named after the small, cracker-like biscuits sixth-generation Master Distiller Booker Noe loved to make, a news release from the distillery says,
“Like his bourbon and his country hams, Booker was meticulous about getting these biscuits just right. Booker learned to make beaten biscuits from his grandmother, and he spent years trying to perfect the recipe,” the release says.
“These little biscuits required the air to be beaten out of them, which is how they got their name. He’d camp out in the kitchen for hours, tinker with the recipe, leave it alone for a while and then come back for more. At the end of the day, the biscuits didn’t have much taste to them, but that was intentional. Booker loved to enjoy them with his legendary country ham or bourbon, and the understated taste would keep the biscuits from altering those flavors.”
This batch of Booker’s, unfiltered and uncut, was aged six years, six months and 19 days. The nose has hints of the oak barrel coming through the sweetness, much like the scent of caramel icing for a cake, according to the tasting notes. The 2019 Batch Collection features four batch releases, each released in limited quantities and featuring a unique label and batch name honoring founding distiller Booker Noe.
Also released this year were “Teresa’s Batch,” “Shiny Barrel Batch” and “Country Ham.”