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    Cool Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve

    So...in less than one hour I've drank 1/4 bottle. I can't believe this stuff is 120 proof. It's easy to drink neat. Is that a "hallmark" of good bourbon that even higher proof is "smooth"?

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    Re: Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve

    Quote Originally Posted by ViperGlock View Post
    So...in less than one hour I've drank 1/4 bottle.
    You are officially un-invited to ever come drink from my stash.
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    Talking Re: Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve

    Quote Originally Posted by barturtle View Post
    You are officially un-invited to ever come drink from my stash.

    I got lots a Pappy 23, 20, 15, 12, Rye 13... I got this week. I'll show pictures in a few weeks. YOUR LOSS MAN!!!!

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    Re: Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve

    Quote Originally Posted by barturtle View Post
    You are officially un-invited to ever come drink from my stash.

    Anyway, I would never "overindulge" from someone else's stash.

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    Re: Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve

    Quote Originally Posted by ViperGlock View Post
    Anyway, I would never "overindulge" from someone else's stash.
    Good policy if you wanted to be invited over again.

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    Re: Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve

    Quote Originally Posted by ViperGlock View Post
    I got lots a Pappy 23, 20, 15, 12, Rye 13... I got this week. I'll show pictures in a few weeks. YOUR LOSS MAN!!!!
    The lure of the Van Winkle line is only strong in some circles. There are many other great fish in the sea of bourbon.

    I will be happy once PappyMania dies down around here. It has gotten quite silly, IMO.
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    Re: Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve

    Quote Originally Posted by callmeox View Post
    I will be happy once PappyMania dies down around here. It has gotten quite silly, IMO.
    How dare you say silly?! I'm driving 100 miles to pick up a case of the 15 year Pappy!

    ....

    Sounds like I might need to try this new Knob Creek eventually.
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    Re: Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve

    Quote Originally Posted by Virus_Of_Life View Post
    How dare you say silly?! I'm driving 100 miles to pick up a case of the 15 year Pappy!
    Round trip or one-way?

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    Re: Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve

    I agree with you about how smooth it is. I am usually a Bookers drinker, to which I usually add water or some ice to knock the heat off. But I found the Knob to have have less heat and more flavor at the higher proof.

    I have gone through a 1/4 bottle in about 4 weeks, but my practice is that the last 1/4 bottle goes alot quicker than the first 1/4.

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    Re: Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve

    For the record, I always cringe when someone describes a whiskey as "smooth." It's a very vague term that usually connotes a whiskey that is mild, even bland, i.e., not very flavorful, which is not a good thing. It's also a catch-all that people use when they can't think of any other descriptor.

    But the Beam profile, of which Knob is part, does tend to be easy-drinking and that's why many people find it bland.

    Perhaps to exaggerate the point, being easy to drink so you can drink a lot of it in a short time is more a hallmark of vodka or, for that matter, Four Loko, than it is of fine bourbon.

 

 

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