Booker’s Barrel Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon 2022-01E

SKU: Bookers-2022-01E Categories: , Tags: , , , ,

Proof: 124.3 | ABV: 62.1%

“Ronnie’s Batch”

Classification: Straight Bourbon
Company: Beam Suntory
Distillery: Jim Beam
Release Date: June 2022
Proof: 124.3

It took almost the full first half of 2022, but bourbon drinkers can finally get their hands on Jim Beam’s latest in the Booker’s line. This release — 2022-01 — is named for Ronnie Land, a 40-year Beam employee who worked at the company’s Clermont and Boston, Kentucky facilities. Land rose to Warehouse Manager and worked closely with Booker Noe.

According to a Beam release, Land knew “exactly where Booker preferred to store his namesake barrels and was trusted to prepare the samples for batch evaluation.” For someone so tied to the Booker’s legacy, it seems fitting Ronnie gets his own release.

This 124.3 proof batch was aged 6 years, 11 months, and 22 days. That’s a few months older than we’ve seen for the past few releases, but the proof is right in line with recent iterations (just 0.05% abv less than 2021-04)

Age: 6 Years, 11 Months, 22 Days

Mashbill: 77% Corn, 13% Rye, 10% Malted Barley

Color: Mahogany