Welcome to the Straightbourbon.com Forums.
Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst ... 2345 LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 41
  1. #31
    Advanced Taster
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Chicagoland
    Posts
    103

    Re: BOTM 9/10: Booker's

    I sampled a pour of Booker's after a nice steak dinner, delivered in a brandy snifter. Didn't gather any details on the bottling. 100/107-proof bourbons are my favorites, and this Booker's had plenty of fire and I could taste the extra proof, which bothered me mostly in the sense that I felt the fire hid some of the flavor. And the flavor I could taste was nice (and seemed complex), so I wished I could taste more of it. I'm glad I tried it (that pour cost $14), but at $50+ in the store, there are others in that range I buy before Booker's.

  2. #32
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts
    667

    Re: BOTM 9/10: Booker's

    I had a Booker's followed by a Baker's last week, and while I enjoyed both, I much preferred Baker's: it was sweeter and thicker, in contrast to Booker's which had more wood and more heat.

    I wish Baker's was cheaper.
    There are two ways of getting home; and one of them is to stay there. - GK Chesterton

  3. #33
    Novice
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    23

    Re: BOTM 9/10: Booker's

    Sorry, continue on........
    Last edited by anyexcuse; 04-08-2011 at 19:35.

  4. #34
    Advanced Taster
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Kansas City, MO
    Posts
    116

    Re: BOTM 9/10: Booker's

    Booker's is one of my favs.... It was one of the first I tried when I was new to the bourbon. After tasting and owning a wide range of bourbons available, Booker's is still in my top 5.
    Jeff...

    I can learn to resist anything but temptation.

  5. #35
    Virtuoso
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Apt. #2890c
    Posts
    1,424

    Re: BOTM 9/10: Booker's

    for me it remains one of the safest bets when dining out as it is always good and readily available.....
    "The most futile and disastrous day seems well spent when it is reviewed through the blue, fragrant smoke of a Havana Cigar"

  6. #36
    Advanced Taster
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    183

    Re: BOTM 9/10: Booker's

    Is anybody deterred from buying this because of the stupid box? I dunno, it seems like a fire extinguisher BREAK IN CASE OF EMERGENCY type of thing. I dunno, seems like it's trying too hard to be classy and just failing. (Also, WTF is up with the sort of drunk seeming handwriting in the case of the Booker's label ... ? Gives me a headache to read.) WTF am I supposed to do with the bloody box? I guess I find felt bags equally tacky, and even our beloved PVW gives those away, so maybe my annoyance is a little arbitrary, but the dumb box has so far prevented me from pulling the trigger on Booker's (and just hating Beam I guess). I'm glad BTAC and a lot of others are going with the minimal as classy route. But man, I don't need a stupid box. I guess we just are supposed to mount Booker's ICE next to fire extinguishers, bourbon being probably just as helpful in such emergencies as a fire extinguisher, I would think.

    J

  7. #37
    Virtuoso
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Twin Cities, MN
    Posts
    1,294

    Re: BOTM 9/10: Booker's

    Quote Originally Posted by LikeItWasSodaPop View Post
    Is anybody deterred from buying this because of the stupid box?
    Not me, I care more about the juice than how it's packaged.

    (Also, WTF is up with the sort of drunk seeming handwriting in the case of the Booker's label ... ? Gives me a headache to read.)
    It's cursive?

    It reminds me of my grandfather's handwriting. And he was a teetotaler.

  8. #38
    Advanced Taster
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    183

    Re: BOTM 9/10: Booker's

    Obviously good juice in the stupidest packaging will still be good juice. So Brisko misses my point. I'm assuming a world in which most of us have limited funds and thus we must occasionally judge books by covers, if only to pick between two equals.

    I do think I raise a valid point, which is: what is this package trying to say? Other threads have spelled out the cost per bottle these dumb marketing ploys entail. Brisko says he doesn't care about how the juice is packaged, only about the quality of the juice, which is sort of like saying "I know you are but what am I?" OK, dude, we ALL care about the quality of the juice ABOVE ALL ELSE. That is implied or at least should be -- by our very being HERE on this site. My prior post makes it &*%ing clear that I have an irrational dislike of this particular brand. We all have our own biases, I'm at least being up front about mine. It was largely intended as humorous. I think the box is dumb and I wanted to say why.

    Anyway, was just writing a slightly over-the-top post because I am curious as to how people feel about the package. Maybe some people love it. To me, it seems to say, "Hey, you are an idiot who has money to burn and will buy 'premium' products simply because they have 'old-timey' handwriting on the label and are in a fire extinguisher box." Clearly this is not the response of others. But I feel the same way about other marketing tactics, like felt bags and "Scotch"-esque cardboard tubes (at least those are cheap).

    Anyway, Brisko making me feel bad for insulting his grandfather's handwriting (touche, man!) has convinced me to buy a bottle of this stuff and post on its merits. I will be leaving the fire extinguisher box at the store. God, I just hate that box. I'm sorry.

  9. #39
    Advanced Taster
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    246

    Re: BOTM 9/10: Booker's

    So just to clear this all up, what you are saying is that you really like the packaging Booker's comes in?

    You asked questions in your original post. All brisko did was answer them honestly... seems like he touched a nerve without even meaning to?

    I've got no problem with the label, and the box is of course overkill, but it was meant to be. I have been gifted Booker's several times by family/friends looking to get me a bourbon as a gift and if I had to guess why it would probably be because of the price and packaging. People see the over-the-top packaging and buy it thinking that it surely contains the finest whiskey. I am willing to bet that the box alone sells the whiskey to your average uneducated bourbon drinker.
    Last edited by nivto; 04-23-2011 at 06:35.
    Ryan

  10. #40
    Guru
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Metro Detroit
    Posts
    4,988

    Re: BOTM 9/10: Booker's

    Quote Originally Posted by nivto View Post
    ...

    People see the over-the-top packaging and buy it thinking that it surely contains the finest whiskey. I am willing to bet that the box alone sells the whiskey to your average uneducated bourbon drinker.
    We educated bourbon drinkers would never fall for that *cough* Old Rip 23 *cough* *cough*
    bibamus, moriendum est
    Sipology Blog

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. What next after Booker's
    By bookersboy in forum New to Straightbourbon
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-31-2006, 16:26

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Back to top