Review #730 – Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve, The Fridge Selection #5271

Review #730 | /r/Bourbon Review #410 – Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve, The Fridge Selection #5271

The Schtick: This is a private barrel selection of Knob Creek distillate from Beam / Suntory in Kentucky. It was sent to me blind, and I drank it live in the Whiskey Network Discord and tried to guess the reveal. I have filled in all of the info here post reveal for convenience before posting.


Distiller: Beam / Suntory

Bottler: Beam / Suntory

ABV: 60% ABV

Age: 13 Years

Source: Sample

Additional Info: Barreled on 2/11/2004, Selected on 6/7/17 | Warehouse X, Floor 4, Rick 30, Tier 2


Nose: Brown sugar, honey, tobacco, faint fruitiness, cherry and cocoa.

Taste: Medium mouthfeel, some heat. Oaky pepper, tobacco, lots of rich cocoa.

Finish: Long, hot but cocoa forward. Pepper and a whole lot of cherry and oak.

Guess / Overall: Good but hot. There’s a nice balance between sweetness and the dry oak. I’m guessing this is a bourbon around 10-12 years old at 60% ABV – 65% ABV. The cherry note makes me think this is potentially a new batch of ECBP that I haven’t tried yet. That’s my guess here.

Reveal: Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve, The Fridge Selection #5271. Dang. So close. Nailed the stats, but whiffed on the pick. Really apparent lack of peanuts here is what threw me, is my hypothesis.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6


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