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.
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