What we know about Booker’s 30th Anniversary Limited Edition
Booker’s 30th Anniversary Limited Edition is bound to cause waves in the bourbon community. Why? You know why… The last two Booker’s Limited Editions were polarizing – Booker’s 25h Anniversary and Booker’s Rye. Some believe these two whiskeys are two of the best whiskeys to be made in the past 5 years, and others believe they are highly overrated.
We’ve tasted Knob Creek Private Barrel selections that have rivaled the Booker’s 25th Anniversary (the edge did go to Booker’s 25th, but only on the finish) and it cost 1/12 the secondary price. That doesn’t mean that Booker’s 25th was bad, just that these Knob Creek picks are an unbelievable value.
While the typical Booker’s Bourbon is 7-8 years in age, the Booker’s 25th was 9-11 years and the extra couple years made a noticeable impact on the bourbon.
So how old is the Booker’s 30th Anniversary?
Great question, it will be 16 years old. DOUBLE the age of the typical barrel proof bourbon you get from your standard Booker’s bourbon and 5-7 years older than B25th.
What’s the proof?
While the Booker’s 25th was 130 proof, the Booker’s 30th Limited Edition will be 128.5 proof – pretty dang close.
Booker’s 25th retailed for $100 and when the 13yr Rye was released it retailed for $300, so we have a hard time imagining that this Bookers 30th Anniversary bourbon will hit shelves for under $350.
The label reads:
It’s been 30 years since my dad bottled
the first Booker’s Bourbon. I wanted
to celebrate with some really good
whiskey. I chose this special 16-year-
old bourbon, uncut and unfiltered.*
Just the way dad liked it. – Fred Noe
This Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is going to be good. The question we all want to know is, will it be worth the price? We have seen a handful of Distilleries increase their MSRP on limited bottling’s as of late including Jim Beam. We’ll see what happens with this one.
If you want to see Booker’s 25th and Coke – Go Here