Blue Knights Batch is as robust as you’d expect, with hints of charred sweet corn, vanilla bean, cinnamon-spiced caramel and oak on the nose. The palate comes across as rich, but has moments of vibrancy. Big notes of vanilla pudding, sweet buttered corn bread, slight nuttiness, and maple syrup give us the rich side, as a touch of citrus and wood spice add some sparkle. The backend has some bitterness, courtesy of charred oak. The long, warm finish is what fans of Booker’s have come to expect. There are a few lingering notes of orange peel, vanilla and oak tannins.