The third release of the Booker’s® Bourbon 2021 Collection is Booker’s Batch 2021-03 “Bardstown Batch.” This batch
honors the homeplace of 6th Generation Master Distiller Booker Noe along with several other generations of Beam
AGE: 6 years, 5 months
PRICING & RELEASE: MSRP $89, October launch, limited release.
NAME INSPIRATION “Bardstown Batch”
Booker was born in Springfield, Kentucky, but spent a good amount of time in Bardstown visiting friends along with his
grandfather, Jim Beam. After going to college, he moved to Bardstown full-time to join the family business. Booker
lived in Bardstown for more than 50 years and was well known in the community for his infectious personality. He was
the ultimate host, always inviting people over to the house for drinks and dinner parties.
These events became well known across town, especially when Booker was serving his country ham that he would smoke right in the backyard – a practice he learned from his grandfather and one that 7th Generation Master Distiller Fred Noe continues to this day.
Today, Fred Noe lives in the same house in Bardstown that his great-grandfather Jim Beam lived in, and 8th
Generation Master Distiller Freddie Noe is right next door with his own family. Though Bardstown may be called the
Bourbon Capital of the World, to the Beam family this special place is simply home.