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Knob Creek 9 Year Old Single Barrel Reserve is the select single barrel version of the standard Knob Creek Jim Beam Small Batch Bourbon. Knob Creek shares the standard Beam medium rye mashbill with the Beam White Label,Black Label, Baker's and Booker's bourbons. The Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve is bottled at 120 proof, in contrast to the standard Knob Creek which is bottled at 100 proof
Nose: fragrant honey, caramel, spice, and vanilla
Taste: intense caramel, intense spices, lots of vanilla, very sweet, with strong bass oak notes. This is very rich and delicious. The flavours are smooth and easy at 60% ABV
Finish: Rich, long, and deep. The spice, wood, and caramel remain like the hot embers of a warm fire keeping the house toasty for hours...
Balance: I didn't expect that Jim Beam would surprise me anytime soon, but this bourbon truly surprises me. Even though it is another variation on the theme of the standard Beam mash bill, it is to my palate the best of the entire Beam product line, being the richest in flavour of all of them. There is nothing wrong with Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve and everything right. I highly recommend this one to anybody