Though no bottle of Knob Creek goes unnoticed, Single Barrel Reserve packs an even bigger punch. That's to be expected from a high-alcohol whiskey, and it's evident with the first whiff. This bourbon's nose holds hints of caramel, cinnamon, and vanilla. When a few drops of cool water are added, you'll find tantalizing notes of spicy rye, warm oak, and a bright honey.
The first taste is also classic Knob Creek. It has a rich, warm body with fascinating dark chocolate undertones against those rye and cinnamon flavors. The complexity doesn't stop there, as you're treated to warming vanilla and oak, with a delightful nuttiness. The finish is long and complex, a reminder that you're enjoying a remarkable bourbon.