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Knob Creek Single Barrels have long been a product easily available at most stores. In the last several years, picking private barrels of various ages has become more commonplace. Picks between 9 and 16 years of age have been popping up with great regularity and I've taken it upon myself to try a variety and see how they fare. Some time ago, Knob Creek exhibited what may have been the largest barrel variation commonly agreed on in the bourbon community with some barrels ranging from wretched to godly. It has been my feeling that, as of late, the overall quality of these barrels being picked has risen, adding a slightly higher floor than existed before.
Honey, caramel, vanilla, butter cream. All sweet, no spice.
Caramel, dry oak. Faintly fruity. Pepper, clove, lots of sweet butter cream.
Medium in length, no heat. Sweet cream, caramel and faint strawberry jam. Not too dry, not too spicy.
I liked this, although it kind of meandered around. Not too sweet, not too spicy, but also not crazy remarkable. A cool look at a little more off profile pick, though.