In the interest of transparency, I should mention that (typically) we aren’t huge Knob Creek fans. Well, I should say, we weren’t big Knob Creek fans. We’ve heard plenty of outstanding reports about store picks and barrel picks done by groups, but have yet to experience once until now.
As always we look into the distiller’s information to see what they have to say about the product. From the Knob Creek website:
When Booker Noe created Knob Creek®, he revived full-flavored, pre-prohibition style bourbon. Each bottle stands as a hard-earned piece of bourbon history. And each barrel? Well, each one is a story all its own, uniquely influenced by nature, time and its individual journey.
That’s why Knob Creek® Single Barrel Reserve remains Knob Creek®’s purest expression of old style flavor. Each bottle remains unblended, highlighting the singular characteristics of our finest hand-selected barrels.
What bourbon doesn’t come with a nice backstory, right? We like knowing the history when applicable, so this is nice. It’s also nice knowing that the Bourbon Pursuit backstory as well. This particular barrel came from the third floor of Warehouse W, rack TT, on tier three, the lot ID is05J13 and it was sporting barrel number 7776A. This is a thirteen year, 120 proof bottle, and there were 126 bottles that came from the barrel.