Bourbon By Nino Marchetti / December 4, 2019 The fourth and final batch for 2019 of the premium bourbon known as Booker’s Bourbon has arrived at retail. Known as Booker’s “Beaten Biscuits” Batch 2019-4, it continues the trend of being a higher proof whiskey not necessarily for the faint of heart.Booker’s Bourbon “Beaten Biscuits” Batch 2019-4, according to those behind it, falls once again into the themed whiskey model, and is so named “after the small, cracker-like biscuits that 6th Generation Master Distiller Booker Noe loved to make. 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. 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.”Booker’s Bourbon “Beaten Biscuits” Batch 2019-4 (image via Beam-Suntory)This particular expression is aged 6 years, 6 months and 19 days, having been “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 and 42% came from the 5th floor of 7-story warehouse P.”As previously mentioned, the whiskey is on the higher side of alcohol, being bottled at 126.1 proof. Official tasting notes suggest it “has a deep chestnut color. 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.”Booker’s Bourbon “Beaten Biscuits” Batch 2019-4 is available in limited quantities and prices around $80 per 750 ml bottle.