Review #213. Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve Schnapps Selection

Review #213 – Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve – Schnapp’s Pick

Whiskey Network Review #213 | /r/Bourbon Review #122: Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve Bourbon, Schnapp’s Pick, 120pf

Barrel 997C, Bottled 5/13/2014, Picked for Schnapp’s Wine and Liquor in Brooklyn New York.

I’ve really grown to find these knob creek picks interesting and this is no different. I had a whole bottle of it but I drank it so quickly I only had the reserve sample I leave on my shelf for a photo. Oops.

Nose: Hearty peanut brittle, caramel, toffee and huge clove and cinnamon. Smells hot but also smells like a good dead of winter dram.

Taste: Hot but thick and sweet. Funky beam funk, lots of peanut brittle, oak, toffee and caramel. Heavy woodiness and spice also.

Finish: Long and hot but not unbearably so. At 60% there’s no getting around the heat. Sweet and really complex. I put this with other picks – all are slightly different but generally about the same in terms of quality.

Overall: To me this is baby Bookers and it delivers very well. This bottle is age stated 9 years so really it should be big Bookers, but the flavor in Bookers is just right to me. Delicious and consistent.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6

Comments

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