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Last Booker’s Bourbon For 2022 Honors Booker’s Dad

The last Booker’s Bourbon for 2022 was recently announced. It is named in honor of Booker Noe’s dad, the original Frederick Booker Noe, better known as Pinkie to his family and friends.

Booker’s Batch 2022-04 “Pinkie’s Batch,” according to those behind it, brings to light the fact that though “most people thought Pinkie was in the bourbon business, which was a good assumption to make about someone in the Noe family, but he actually worked as the vice president of the local bank. That’s not to say he didn’t enjoy drinking bourbon – he actually was a big fan – but being a part of the bourbon business wasn’t his thing. When he wasn’t running the bank, Pinkie loved to golf and tried to play as often as possible. He was also an outdoorsman with a passion for hunting that he passed down to Booker.

“Although some of Pinkie and Booker’s interests were different, the two would often bond over hunting quail and watching football, which brought them together at the end of the day. While enjoying “Pinkie’s Batch,” be sure to raise a glass to the original Frederick Booker Noe.”

Booker's Batch 2022-04
The last Booker’s Bourbon for 2022 was recently announced. It is named in honor of Booker Noe’s dad, the original Frederick Booker Noe, better known as Pinkie to his family and friends. (image via Beam-Suntory)

Like all batches of Booker’s Bourbon, Booker’s “Pinkie’s Batch” was selected by Seventh Generation Master Distiller Fred Noe to standards set forward over 30 years ago. It was bottled at 122.4 proof and aged 6 years, 10 months, and 10 days. Limited official tasting notes suggest this bourbon “has a golden amber color and a balanced aroma of brown spice and vanilla notes. It has the rich vanilla taste Booker’s is often known for, with a lingering well-rounded finish.”

Booker’s Batch 2022-04 is available nationwide in limited quantities for around $90 per 750 ml bottle.

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Nino Kilgore-Marchetti

Nino Kilgore-Marchetti is the founder of The Whiskey Wash, an award winning whiskey lifestyle website dedicated to informing and entertaining consumers about whisk(e)y on a global level. As a whisk(e)y journalist, expert and judge he has written about the subject extensively, been interviewed in various media outlets and provided tasting input on many whiskeys at competitions. He also maintains a large private collection of whiskey from which he continually educates his palate on this brown spirit type.

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