Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Booker's Bourbon "Beaten Biscuits"
Booker's Bourbon "Beaten Biscuits"....$69.99
Booker’s Batch 2019-04 “Beaten Biscuits” was produced on a single date and stored in two warehouses in three locations. The breakdown of barrel storage is as follows:
47% came from the 6th floor of 9-story warehouse H
11% came from the 4th floor of 7-story warehouse P
42% came from the 5th floor of 7-story warehouse P
The batch has a deep chestnut color that is elegant, like all batches of Booker’s. The nose has hints of the oak barrel coming through the sweetness, much like the scent of caramel icing for a cake. The finish is medium and very flavorful. I know my Dad would say this is a tasty batch to enjoy with his country ham and prized Beaten Biscuits.
The final release in the Booker’s® Bourbon 2019 Collection is Booker’s® Batch 2019-04, “Beaten Biscuits.” This batch is named after the small, cracker-like biscuits my dad, Booker Noe, loved to make. Like his bourbon and his country hams, he was meticulous about getting them just right.
Dad learned to make beaten biscuits from his grandmother, and he spent years trying to perfect the recipe. These little biscuits required the air to be beaten out of them (which is how they got their name), and they had little holes in them to keep them from getting stale too fast. 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’s why Dad liked them – they wouldn’t alter the flavor of the country ham or the bourbon he loved to enjoy with them.
The holidays are always a big time for our family, and Dad liked to send these biscuits with his legendary country hams as gifts. In the spirit of the holiday season, I hope you enjoy this batch alongside your own family traditions.
-- Fred Noe, Beam Family's 7th Generation Master Distiller