64.25 alcohol/Vol 128.5 Proof
First off I’m a Booker’s fan, Booker’s Rye Limited edition is one of the best bourbons I’ve ever tasted. I understand why they have recently pushed their price up, they deliver a quality product. This being a $65 bottle, it probably won’t be everyone’s daily drinker. This is a high corn bourbon, if you’re not into corn flavors this isn’t the pour for you. Because of the higher proof, you’ll be happy after your first glass. For me this is one of Jim Beam’s best products, even if it’s only aged 6 years.
The color is golden with really long legs, this is the thicker syrup end of the bourbon spectrum, the legs are probably still walking down the glass by the time you’ll finish reading this.
The nose is a great combination of cinnamon, oak, and vanilla. You’ll also smell alcohol because of the higher proof.
The first sip is a wonderful combination of smoke, char, and vanilla burnt sugar almost like a caramelized vanilla simple syrup. Upon continued indulgences, I picked up some additional layers of flavor including cinnamon, maple syrup, leather and dark chocolate. The finish is one of my favorites with vanilla, cinnamon, chocolate, and nutty cereal almost reminiscent of the best breakfast cereal suicide you ever created when you were a child.