First Booker’s Bourbon of 2024 Released: Springfield Batch


April 8, 2024

Booker's Bourbon Springfield Batch bottle and box

James B. Beam Distillery announced the first release of the Booker’s Bourbon 2024 Collection is Booker’s Batch 2024-01 Springfield Batch.

The batch is made up of five production dates stored in four different aging warehouses. Aged 7 years, 7 Month and, 8 days, Springfield Batch is bottled at 124.5 proof. The breakdown of barrel storage for Booker’s Springfield Batch is: 17% came from the 5th floor of 9-story warehouse G; 7% came from the 4th floor of 9-story warehouse H; 31% came from the 5th floor of 7-story warehouse Z, and 45% came from the 4th floor of 7-story warehouse 3.

“This batch is named after the small town in central Kentucky where my dad, Booker Noe, was born and raised,” Beam 7th Generation Master Distiller Fred Noe said in a news release. “Many people think Dad was from Bardstown, the Bourbon Capital of the World, but it wasn’t until later in his adolescence that he moved into the Beam family home there.”

Booker grew up in Springfield, Ky., a then-rural farming community with many residents working in tobacco. Booker’s Springfield Batch is named in honor of that town.

“Many, many years before he became the Master Distiller he was known for, he got his sense of hard work from his time as a farm hand in Springfield,” Fred Noe said. “One thing most folks don’t know about the Springfield area is that it was where Abraham Lincoln’s legacy began. Beyond that, I’d say Dad is probably one of the more recognizable figures to come from Springfield. Even when he moved away, he spent a lot of time going back for family dinner, holidays and even the extended Noe family reunion every summer.

“I know Dad would love tasting this batch and sharing stories about his hometown. “

Booker’s Springfield Batch is now available nationwide in limited quantities with a suggested retail price of $89.99 for a 750 mL bottle.

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