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Knob Creek 15 Year Batch 1 Bourbon Flash Review

This 1st release has always been good to me. Here are a few thoughts as I nestle my nose in a glencairn as usual… This review first appeared on my Instagram. Check me out there if you want to see more #WhiskeyStudy content!


Company on Label: James B. Beam

Whiskey Type: Bourbon

Mash Bill Percentages: 75% Corn, 13% Rye, 12% Barley

Proof: 100°

Age: 15 years

Further identification: This limited edition release shows off the release number KC001


Nose: Bright vanilla, pecans and sugared, buttery cashews greet me on my first dive in. Bright linen and earthy oak abound. It's elegant and soft for all its years. Time for a sip.

Creamy molasses and vanilla frosting build well as the glass opens up with a sip. Late in the glass all the stone fruit from the palate come roaring in. The empty glass smells of bergamot, walnut shells and sourdough bread.

Palate: Excellent plum and cherry skins jump out on first sip. Chocolate and dates tingle softly on the tongue. A bigger sip and swish shows off a delicate balance of stone fruit, crispy baked apple pie and a warm wooden hearth. Hints of orange peel, nutmeg and leather dance well. The mouth feel is tingly in the gums. My last sip is sweet and spice mixed well; French wine meets Italian baking spices in an interesting harmony.


Rating: 4/5

While this release is plenty delicious and worthy of savoring - I'm not sure it's going to blow a seasoned whiskey enthusiast away. If you are looking for an incredibly well balanced high-age whiskey this is right on the mark there. Cheers!


2 Komentar

Shawn Bryant
Shawn Bryant
27 Sep 2022

Sounds like a bottle to try if you’ve never had it… which I haven’t…. So I will be on the look out. Great notes!

Nick Anderson
Nick Anderson
27 Sep 2022
Membalas kepada

Definitely! I'd imagine the newer releases are very similar with how consistently good the tasting team for Knob Creek has been in general. Thanks for reading Shawn!

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