We are very excited to add not 1, but 2 Knob Creek Single Barrels to our Wait List Both Single Barrels are 12 years old. This is especially exciting since the regular Knob Creek bottling has recently removed the 9 year age statement from it’s label. So……
It was barreled on 6/9/2004; Aged in Warehouse W, Floor 4 Rick 50 Tier 3
The barrel sample was 134.2 proof, It will be bottles at 120 proof. I find it very typical knob creek. Strong, Robust nose. The alcohol is very well incorporated and well hidden with abundance of flavors on the tongue. Extremely long in the finish. After adding H2O, it really opens up. More subtle flavors emerge like heather and chocolate. Really delicious and hearty.
It was barreled on 10/14/2004; Aged in Warehouse L, Floor 5 Rick 20 Tier 2
The barrel sample was 133.8 proof and will be bottled at 120 proof. This bottle had a very light nose. Upon first smell, I immediately thought I like #W better. The Flavor really sets this one apart, Extremely light and delicate, the vanilla and spices really come through beautifully. You would think a light bodied whiskey could not cover up the cask strength alcohol, but you are wrong. A terrific bottle. Given this blind, I don’t think I could pick it as Knob Creek, the style is so different which is it’s only flaw.
Both barrels are on our Wait List. We expect an April arrival.