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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.
Floral toffee, sweetest nose yet. Honey, peanut brittle, super sweet, super floral, super funky (in a good way)
Thick and rich. Sweet. No heat. Caramel, toffee and peanut brittle. Dialed up to 11.
Long, sweet and loaded with toffee. Floral notes are here in force and the peanut butter note returns.
This was very unique. I don't often get tons of floral influence in these. It almost came across like a well aged OBSQ or OESK Four Rose Pick. You can tell it wasn't from the huge peanut influence in the palate and finish, but I was impressed nonetheless. Another winner.