Knob Creek 2001 Limited Edition Bourbon

14+ year old Knob Creek!? Hell yeah! For $129+. Ouch! Is it worth it? I'm a Beam junkie, particularly fond of the Small Batch series, and generally a fan of their 100 proof bourbons. Here are my notes:
Knob Creek 2001 Limited Edition

James B. Beam Distilling Co./Suntory
100 proof

Color: Dark amber; red tint.

Nose: Robust and well balanced. Lots of sweet vanilla extract, wet caramel, and wood (both green wood and charred oak). Nice.

Tasting Notes: Pretty spicy and full bodied. Lots of cinnamon, oak, burnt brown sugar, and more oak. It's not overwhelming, but its the dominant characteristic and lasts forever.

Overall: B+. Batch 2 brings the wood. It's a serious whiskey- full of bold flavor and depth, but try it at a bar before you go sink the big bucks. You can buy four bottles of regular 9-year-old Knob Creek instead...

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Bourbon Guy