Knob Creek's first foray into the world of single barrel bottlings, bottled at a high 60% ABV. While the individual barrels, and thus bottlings, will vary slightly they are selected for a rich aged flavour, with some smoky notes joining the usual vanilla and caramel.
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This is a stylish, big, broad-shouldered bourbon with a thick, sweet foundation (nutty toffee, pot still rum, maple syrup) peppered with spice (cinnamon, but also vanilla and evergreen) and dried fruit. Dry, warming, resinous finish. 94
Customer Reviews:(7 reviews)
Its everything the other reviews say it is. (Althought I didn't get the Sergeant Pepper reference) Sweet and powerful and with a good burn that didn't overpower. Only problem, after comparing the two I found that I slightly prefered the more distinct vanilla flavour of the standard bottling.
- S&N, 30th May
With the BTAC and Van Winkle line bourbons nearing impossibility to acquire and crazy black market prices, it's lovely to see the folks at Beam put out a Barrel Strength monster like this. The nose on this beast is amazing---as others have mentioned toffee, caramel, vanilla and spice. If you want a fruit-bomb-punch-in-the-face with a long finish, look no further.
- The Dude, 11th Dec '13
Just acquired one,what a nose.it actually noses like a Mortlach,with a smooth corn sweetness.big Coca-Cola (this reminds me of Mortlachs), sergeant pepper,orangade,toffee and vanilla dominate nose. All confirmed by the palate with a very well behaved spirite burn (it is 60%!) but this burn carries with it a very nice fresh sweet oak,and carries it far into its long finish.
- anonymous, 28th Aug '12
Brother in law brought this over to me from the states. Brilliant! Well worth the money in my opinion.
- John C, 1st Jun '12
This is great. Not subtle...but great.
- anonymous, 17th Aug '11
I've added some tasting notes by John Hansell from Malt Advocate magazine - it sounds pretty good.
- TWE Admin, 7th Jul '11
I would love to see a review on this to see if its worth the ?60 ???
- anonymous, 7th Jul '11
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