Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve

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  • Distiller:

    Beam

  • Bottler:

    Beam

  • ABV:

    60%

  • Age:

    9 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: The vanilla core is still there (and the bourbon, we should add, is still 9 years old), but the most noteworthy addition is considerably more wood character.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Knob Creek never fails to impress, even when the price is removed from the equation. These solid, complex, releases are a must have for any bourbon lover, and can be enjoyed anywhere from the golf course to the board room.
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  • Raided Score: 84
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: For the most part Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve is a good value. This one didn’t impress me much, but it won’t dissuade me from buying more in the future.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: Overall this is an interesting way to get a more focused experience of the more popular Knob Creek bourbon. The aroma across all of the treatments was the best feature, and also the most complex and inviting aspect.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: This is one of the easiest drinking high proofers. The sweet, flavorful palate is very addicting making it very easy to put down a few of these. I tasted this with a few friends of different degrees of bourbon tasting experience and everyone couldn’t get enough.
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  • Intro:

    Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve is an impressively priced entry in Beam's bourbon catalogue featuring a 9 year age statement and hefty 60% ABV bottling proof.

  • Nose:

    Honey, crisp peanut brittle, waffle cone and toffee. Decadent and inviting, with a hint of ethanol.

  • Taste:

    Thick and rich on the palate. A bit of heat, though it is to be expected with a proof like this. Fudge, caramel, a bit of waffle cone and some peanut brittle. Complex.

  • Finish:

    Long finish. A bit of ethanol once again, though not punishing. Complex, with caramel and a hint of oak notably sticking around.

  • Overall:

    Knob Creek never fails to impress, even when the price is removed from the equation. These solid, complex, releases are a must have for any bourbon lover, and can be enjoyed anywhere from the golf course to the board room.

  • Score:

    6

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