Review #570. Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve NASA Rosewater Rapture 10yr

Review #570 | /r/Bourbon Review #321 – Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve, NASA Liquors / Rosewater “Rapture”

The Schtick: This is a 10 year old store pick done jointly by NASA liquors in Texas and Rosewater. As of right now, it sports some of the cooler labeling that is out there for Knob Creek picks – a custom back graphic and name that describe the pick and where it was selected from.


Distiller: Beam/Suntory

Bottler: Beam/Suntory

ABV: 60A% ABV

Age: 10 Years

Source: Bottle, Purchased

Additional Info: Warehouse 1, Rick 89, Tier 1, Barreled on November 9th, 2006


Nose: Creme brulee. Caramel, toffee, faint strawberries and cream fruitiness. There’s some sweet woodiness, faint oakiness and a hint of ethanol.

Taste: Thick and rich – Caramel and toffee steal the show here. Lots of dessert notes like toffee, faint nougat, cocoa and some all spice. The heat is pretty mild given the proof. The faint oakiness from the nose stays faint here, which is perfect.

Finish: Medium length, faint heat, but loaded with caramel, toffee and some fudge notes.

Overall: I really enjoyed this one. 10 years is a good age and shows a great blending of sweet dessert notes and just a hint of oak. Really well done.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7

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Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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