Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve Bourbon K&L Wines 13yr Selection Barrel #5253 Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve Bourbon K&L Wines 13yr Selection Barrel #5253

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  • Distiller:

    Beam

  • Bottler:

    Beam

  • ABV:

    60%

  • Age:

    15 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Really impressive selection from KLWines. Some of these older casks can border on over oaked but this plays savory tobacco against a good balance of fruit notes and dessert-y toffee notes. Really enjoyable.
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  • Intro:

    Knob Creek is a very familiar product to me, distilled at Beam in Kentucky. This is a 13 year store pick of their Single Barrel Reserve line of expressions, and is bottled at 60% ABV.

  • Nose:

    Oak, rock candy, orange peel. Toffee, peanut brittle, dark chocolate cherry cordials. Overall, rich dessert notes with a savory undertow.

  • Taste:

    Medium to thick mouth feel, impressively mild mouth feel. Cocoa, cherry cordials, honey and tobacco. Some heat makes an appearance. Lots of vanilla, a pleasant orange peel note and lots of tobacco.

  • Finish:

    Long, some heat here, but lots of rich tobacco and pepper. No real astringency. This blends well with a bold cocoa note, followed by more citrus zest and toffee.

  • Overall:

    Really impressive selection from KLWines. Some of these older casks can border on over oaked but this plays savory tobacco against a good balance of fruit notes and dessert-y toffee notes. Really enjoyable.

  • Score:

    7

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