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Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve

Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve is a new Bourbon by Jim Beam which is among the first to review in the world. The suggested retail will be around $40, which is about $10 more than the original Knob Creek. The release date is projected to ship in January 2011 and be on shelves by February 2011. Here is our review…

Bourbon: Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve

Distillery: Beam Global, Jim Beam Distillery, Cleremont, Kentucky

Proof: 120 Proof, 60% ABV

Color: Tawny to honey

Nose: Strong Alcohol prevalence, wheat characteristic, medium oak expression. Spice shows a hint of black pepper, cardamom and vanilla.

Taste: Alcohol expressed all over the tongue, especially forward. Corn, cardamom, coriander, and cooperage.

Finish: Crisp and clean with lingering vanilla and oak.

Bourbon review by Tom Fischer and Stephen Dennison of


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One Response to “Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve Review”

  1. John Werner

    This stuff would make J.R. (Ewing) a perfect bourbon and branch. Just got my first bottles and am closing out my first tasting and the verdict is that it a good high alcohol bourbon. Like Booker if you try it neat watch out for tongue shock from the powerful alcohol level. That is, of course, initially as you will in short order have tongue less sensitive to the bang of the alcohol component. For me, neat will still have a strong charateristic burn when swallowed throughout. For a very pleasant leisurely drink it will hold up quite well when mixed with good quality water…even up to half and half, adjust to personal taste. Everything you have mentioned in your review is “spot-on”. This is a very good offering and the cost is quite reasonable as it really is world class and compares to the more costly Bookers which is no slouch and isn’t overpriced.