This is a commemorative bottle of Booker’s Bourbon, the whiskey created by former master distiller Frederick Booker Noe II that led its Small Batch category. Noe, who died in February of 2004, was the grandson of Jim Beam and was often credited with being a driving force behind the revitalization of the Bourbon market and an ambassador of the quaff.
This limited-edition (2,900 bottles) packaging has a label that depicts the distiller as he samples whiskey in a barrelhouse. The classic Booker’s wooden box has a sliding transparent door in the front and an engraved brass plaque that indicates the number of the bottle. The box is stained ebony and includes a commemoration from Booker’s “family” at Jim Beam Brands. Noe’s son Frederick Booker Noe III, or Fred, picked the batch for this special bottling — the first time he has personally done so.