A new Knob Creek

Beam release Knob Creek Single BarrelA single barrel version of Knob Creek bourbon whisky is due to be released by Jim Beam over the next few weeks. Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve is aged for nine years and packs-a-punch at ABV 60%.
The age is the same as the standard Knob Creek, but the single barrel is stronger. The standard version is also a blend giving consistency, but with the single barrel, subtle differences in taste will make each bottle an adventure.

Jim Beam master distiller Fred Noe, the seventh generation of Beam-family distillers, said that while his predecessors strove for consistent quality, they would still approve of Knob Creek Single Barrel.
"You get what I call a crapshoot because when you open the bottle you don't know exactly what it's going to taste like," said Mr Noe. "But it stands out more. People like that adventure. It's more inconsistent but people like inconsistencies."
So what is it like? Broadly speaking it is sweet with vanilla and oak and an alcohol bite. As for specifics – well, that depends on the barrel.
Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve will go on sale in the US in February 2010. Check back with Bourbon Whisky for information on availability and price in the UK.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 February 2011 21:35


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