Review #850 – Knox Whiskey Works 70/30 Single Barrel, MC’s Selection

Review #850 | /r/Bourbon Review #454 – Knox Whiskey Works 70/30 Single Barrel, MC”s Selection

The Schtick: This is a single barrel release of Knox Whiskey Works 5 year old spirit, distilled using a 70/30 corn:rye mash bill. It is bottled at cask strength and sourced from an undisclosed source. There is very little information out there regarding their contract producer / sourcer, and the mash bill further kicks up the intrigue factor.

This is Day #14 in the Craft Whiskey Crackdown. Here is the terrain covered thus far:

Distiller: Undisclosed Distiller

Bottler: Knox Whiskey Works (Tennessee)

ABV: 60.56% ABV

Age: 5 Years

Barrel: Barrel 11, Bottle #68

Nose: Apples, clove, caramel, tobacco, musty, pepper. Pretty familiar, not super complicated, but also not super off-putting.

Taste: Thin, sweet banana, apples, pears. Sawdust, very hot. Oaky, faint pepper, astringent.

Finish: Short, hot, musty. Wet cardboard, pepper, searing heat. Astringent.

Overall: Not good, and not particularly well sourced. Very hot, even for the proof, with a strong presence of youth and under maturation.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 3



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