"For me, Booker’s 2021-04 Noe Strangers Batch (Booker’s 2021-04) is the most “un-Bookerish” release I have ever enjoyed. And enjoy is not a strong enough accolade. It may even be the best batch since my first, Booker’s 2018-01 Kathleen’s Batch, and all of the others since. Its aromas are fruity, and the flavors are full of jammy heat. The signature Booker’s nuttiness is more sensed than tasted or smelled. This bourbon would be just as good with a PB&J sandwich as it would with a slow-smoked brisket. There is no need to add water. It lessens both aromas and flavors and shortens the finish. I only wish I had several backup bottles in the bunker as I have a feeling this one is not going to last."