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    Just tried Knob Creek, Is Knob Creek SB worth the extra cost?

    So I finally got my hands on some Knob Creek, My brother picked me up two bottles. Which cost $50 each.

    It's pretty good stuff, This is my first tasting of a Whisky over 90proof.

    The SB version is $60. Is the SB version actually worth the extra $10?

    $50 for the regular Knob Creek is expensive, But If I enjoy it I don't mind paying the price.

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    Re: Just tried Knob Creek, Is Knob Creek SB worth the extra cost?

    Based on previous discussions here, I think that the consensus would be yes.

    Speaking for myself, I always select the SB over the standard KC, as I'm getting what is essentially a barrel proof bourbon at a non-barrel proof price point. Here in Ky, the KCSB generally can usually be found for $10-15 less than Booker's.

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    Re: Just tried Knob Creek, Is Knob Creek SB worth the extra cost?

    I bought some bottles of KCSB at close-out, under $30 ea. I tasted one and thought,'Oops, that tastes like high-proof Beam Black (8yo).' After a few more pours (and weeks of air-time), I get it - it's sweet and rich and tasty with a helping of oak on the finish. Still have to see how it holds up throughout the bottle.

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    Re: Just tried Knob Creek, Is Knob Creek SB worth the extra cost?

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    Re: Just tried Knob Creek, Is Knob Creek SB worth the extra cost?

    Quote Originally Posted by T Comp View Post
    That's a great read, Thanks!

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    Re: Just tried Knob Creek, Is Knob Creek SB worth the extra cost?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Bourbon View Post
    So I finally got my hands on some Knob Creek, My brother picked me up two bottles. Which cost $50 each.

    It's pretty good stuff, This is my first tasting of a Whisky over 90proof.

    The SB version is $60. Is the SB version actually worth the extra $10?

    $50 for the regular Knob Creek is expensive, But If I enjoy it I don't mind paying the price.
    To my taste buds, the answer is resoundingly "Yes".
    Standard Knob Creek just does not do it for me. The Single Barrel, however, is one of my clear favorites. Very much worth the up charge.
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    Re: Just tried Knob Creek, Is Knob Creek SB worth the extra cost?

    For my money, yes it is. I enjoy both versions, but for only $10 more the single barrel is fantastic

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    Re: Just tried Knob Creek, Is Knob Creek SB worth the extra cost?

    Good read Thad, I think Chuck's got a good grasp on the subject. I beg to differ with him slightly because I think Evan Williams was the first to offer a SB based on an existing brand platform but that certainly doesn't take away anything from Knob Creek Single Barrel.
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    Re: Just tried Knob Creek, Is Knob Creek SB worth the extra cost?

    Quote Originally Posted by flahute View Post
    To my taste buds, the answer is resoundingly "Yes".
    Standard Knob Creek just does not do it for me. The Single Barrel, however, is one of my clear favorites. Very much worth the up charge.
    I agree with half of this. KC does do it for me. KCSB just does it even better and at $36 in KY it is a value pour.
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    Re: Just tried Knob Creek, Is Knob Creek SB worth the extra cost?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy View Post
    Based on previous discussions here, I think that the consensus would be yes.

    Speaking for myself, I always select the SB over the standard KC, as I'm getting what is essentially a barrel proof bourbon at a non-barrel proof price point. Here in Ky, the KCSB generally can usually be found for $10-15 less than Booker's.
    I agree. I would also add that there is really only one way for you to find out if you think it is worth the extra $10. Buy a bottle and try it!

 

 

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