Review: Knob Creek 2001 Limited Edition Small Batch

Sometimes, your husband surprises you with Bourbon, and you realize, you are one lucky gal. Other ladies like jewelry, I like Bourbon.  (Come on, I actually do like jewelry, and flowers, and Bourbon, but leave the candy.) I digress, so back to the Bourbon…and the reason you all are here…

This is the oldest Bourbon so far released by Jim Beam.  2001 commemorates the year that the head distiller transitioned from Booker to Fred (father to son), so this was one of Booker’s last assignments and rumored to be Fred’s first assignment. But, this was created as a one time release to honor Booker Noe, along with Booker’s Rye. The 2001 Limited Edition was produced in three limited batches, the one I’m going to review is Batch 2, number 9708.

You can check out all the wonderful things I’ve had to say so far about Knob Creek via this link here.  So, if you are caught up on all those, you know that I’m super excited to crack this bad boy up.

Company: Beam Suntory

Distillery: Knob Creek Distillery

Location: Clermont, KY

Mash Bill: 75% corn, 15% rye, 10% barley

Age: 15 years

ABV: 50% (100 proof)

Released: One time release.

Price: $139

Color: Gorgeous Amber.

Nose: Tobacco, grass, earthiness, leather, caramel, milk chocolate, almond, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, licorice, raspberry, slightly sweet. Lovely nose. The longer it sits the sweeter it smells.

Taste: Rich and fruity and oaky and buttery, complex. Bitter chocolate, slight licorice, vanilla, cinnamon spice, raspberries, peppers. Slightly sweet.

Finish: Medium finish. Warm fuzzy feelings all over. (Maybe I should have said that in the overall section…)  Leaves you with that whiskey warmth all the way down your throat to your stomach.

Overall: Warm fuzzy feelings all over. ?Love the balance, it’s balanced very well with fruit, heat, sweetness, dryness. Mmmm.  Still packs the Knob Creek punch that I love. This is a really great Bourbon and Kris’ favorite Knob Creek so far.

We found this pretty recently here in Edmond, OK, so go get you some of this high dollar deliciousness, it’s worth the money.

Level: Advanced

Rating: 4.5/5

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