Review #944 – Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve, 13yr K&L Wines Selection #5253

Review #944 | Bourbon Review #496 – Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve Bourbon, K&L Wines 13yr Selection Barrel #5253

The Schtick: Knob Creek is a very familiar product to me, distilled at Beam in Kentucky. This is a 13 year store pick of their Single Barrel Reserve line of expressions, and is bottled at 60% ABV.


Distiller: Beam

Bottler: Beam

ABV: 60% ABV

Age: 13 Years

Barrel: #5253


Nose: Oak, rock candy, orange peel. Toffee, peanut brittle, dark chocolate cherry cordials. Overall, rich dessert notes with a savory undertow.

Taste: Medium to thick mouth feel, impressively mild mouth feel. Cocoa, cherry cordials, honey and tobacco. Some heat makes an appearance. Lots of vanilla, a pleasant orange peel note and lots of tobacco.

Finish: Long, some heat here, but lots of rich tobacco and pepper. No real astringency. This blends well with a bold cocoa note, followed by more citrus zest and toffee.

Overall: Really impressive selection from KLWines. Some of these older casks can border on over oaked but this plays savory tobacco against a good balance of fruit notes and dessert-y toffee notes. Really enjoyable.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7


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