Review #571. Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve 4237 Haymarket Hounds 12yr

Review #571 | /r/Bourbon Review #322 – Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve, Haymarket Hounds Pick

The Schtick: This is a Knob Creek Single Barrel being picked by Haymarket. It is 12 years old. This was reviewed and written down before the controversial events unfolding at Haymarket in recent months. In the interest in civility and not speculating, please focus on the review and the spirit here – don’t make a commentary about events that conspired, may have conspired or otherwise.


Distiller: Beam/Suntory

Bottler: Beam/Suntory

ABV: 60% ABV

Age: 12 Years

Additional Info: #4237

Source: Bottle, Purchased


Nose: Peanut brittle, toffee, honey, waffles and syrup.

Taste: Sweet caramel, thick, no heat, spicy pepper. Oak, maple syrup.

Finish: Woooo baby – long and rich. Really sweet caramel and a lot of delicious waffle / toffee notes.

Overall: Really great overall.

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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