Booker's Rye Whiskey is one of the most highly-regarded rye whiskeys in the world, with the inaugural 2016 batch earning the prestigious title of "World Whisky of the Year" from Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2017. Its $300 price tag has stirred some controversy in the whiskey world, with many claiming that it's exorbitant and overhyped—but according to those who've tried it, it's worth every penny. Whatever your thoughts, Booker's Rye should definitely be on your radar.
Booker's Bourbon, the ultra-premium wing of Jim Beam, has gained fame in recent years and enjoyed resounding critical acclaim. Each year's batches are unique, representing distinctive nuances of their barrels and blending by Master Distiller Fred Noe. The Booker's brand is named for his father, Booker Noe, the sixth generation of Beam family Master Distillers.