Review #1005 – Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve, #3993 PPLD TEWS Juice Selection

Review #1005 | Bourbon Review #521 – Knob Creek Single Barre Reserve, PPLD-TEWS Juice #3993 Selection

The Schtick: This is a straggling bottle from my previous Knob Creek Rodeo. I bought two of this particular pick when prepping for the series, and now, almost a full year later, I finally cracked into it, shared it with some friends, and finished it offf, taking notes all the way. I wonder how much this experience will differ from the botte right after it was released.

Let’s dive in. If you missed the 2018 Knob Creek Rodeo Series, you can find it here.


Distiller: Beam / Suntory

Bottler: Beam / Suntory

ABV: 60% ABV

Age: 13 Years


Nose: Oak, clove, heavy maple and toffee. Gingerbread, waffle cone, peanut brittle and hit of ethanol.

Taste: Thick, rich mouth feel, with lots of honey. There’s some heat here, but it’s not punishing for the proof. Honey roasted peanuts, oak, caramel, and graham cracker. Some marshmallow. Really interesting.

Finish: Long, some heat. Oaky, with caramel, nutty peanut brittle and waffle cone making another reappearance.

Overall: Really enjoyable bottle, and I’m glad it remained so. I remember really enjoying the maple, waffle cone and brittle notes before, and was glad to find them again. I have bought a lot less of these in recent days because I covered so many in such a short period of time, but I still am of the mind that these bottlings are one of the best, if not THE best, value in bourbon.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7


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