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Knob Creek age statement coming back and other news

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CUfan99

Things are looking up boys! What boom?

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Harry in WashDC

Two of my faves, and it appears they'll stay that way.  With these and OGD BIB, I'll be in Heaven.  As long as VOB 100 is still around.

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Richnimrod

My advice?   Don't get too excited just yet kidz. 

I have every reason to respect this decision; but, also no reason as yet, to imagine that the same quantities of 9-year-age-stated KC will consistently be sent around the nation/world that are currently being circulated... not to mention the private pix.   I hope that's what will happen; but only time will tell.

Also, a small caveat.... Will the return of the 9-year statement be accompanied (or followed soon enough) by a price increase?    Hmmmmmmm.

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flahute
2 minutes ago, Richnimrod said:

My advice?   Don't get too excited just yet kidz. 

I have every reason to respect this decision; but, also no reason as yet, to imagine that the same quantities of 9-year-age-stated KC will consistently be sent around the nation/world that are currently being circulated... not to mention the private pix.   I hope that's what will happen; but only time will tell.

Also, a small caveat.... Will the return of the 9-year statement be accompanied (or followed soon enough) by a price increase?    Hmmmmmmm.

Well, we are talking about Beam so fair point on pricing. 

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mbroo5880i
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I have long been a Knob Creek fan.  While I prefer an age statement, I enjoy the NAS version and to be honest I haven't really noticed much difference.  I just hope the restored age statement doesn't result in a significant price increase.

 

As for the change of Baker to single barrel, I have mixed feelings.  I think it will create the opportunity for some stellar store picks and regular bottles but it will also increase variability due to barrel variability.  Sometimes small batch isn't a bad thing.  I kind of wish they would go the route of EC where it remains small batch but opens up to single barrel store picks.

 

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Paddy

The problem I see with Baker's is that they're doing the same thing they did with Booker's a couple of years ago.  In that, the stocks here in the motherland all went 'on sale', so the shelves were cleared.  The lack of product on the shelves now sets them up for the new release, and new price!   Just like groundhog day, all over again! 

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13 minutes ago, Paddy said:

The problem I see with Baker's is that they're doing the same thing they did with Booker's a couple of years ago.  In that, the stocks here in the motherland all went 'on sale', so the shelves were cleared.  The lack of product on the shelves now sets them up for the new release, and new price!   Just like groundhog day, all over again! 

Paddy,  this is interesting because I have seen a few recent sales on Bakers which I thought was odd but , now that you point it out, I see a method to the madness.  

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dad-proof
1 hour ago, mbroo5880i said:

As for the change of Baker to single barrel, I have mixed feelings.  I think it will create the opportunity for some stellar store picks and regular bottles but it will also increase variability due to barrel variability.  Sometimes small batch isn't a bad thing.  I kind of wish they would go the route of EC where it remains small batch but opens up to single barrel store picks. 

Agree, well said. I too would prefer small batch, having been left underwhelmed by many a single barrel in recent years.

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Mako254
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The only problem with Baker’ at the moment is that it is $8-$16 too high. 

Baker’s should (IMO) be priced right around HM10 and 4R100. I generally keep an open bottle around.  It is  one of the best Beam expressions considering Booker’s at a fair price. 

Over $50 is a reach now. Increasing inconsistency with out adding Baker’s to the barrel program (so I have heard) plus a price increase??? Beam trying to kill the brand??

 

PS. In my opinion, 7 yrs 107 proof is a sweet spot that is hard to get wrong. Beam taking a crack at that I guess 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️

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jwperry
12 hours ago, Richnimrod said:

Also, a small caveat.... Will the return of the 9-year statement be accompanied (or followed soon enough) by a price increase?    Hmmmmmmm.

That was my first thought after reading the article; the local grocery and chain stores have all put KC on sale recently. I thought it was a nice opportunity to grab a few for the bunker, but I'm now suspecting that these previously $30 purchases will likely be north of $40 when the age statement comes back. 

 

My current favorite "fancy" pour is their Single Barrel Reserve, coming in right around $50, which has an age statement. I'm assuming and hoping the small batch will occupy the price space just below that and not cause an increase on the SBR pricing. 

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BrokeCal

My local LS has had knob creek for 19.99 for the past couple months.  I'm guessing Beam is running some kind of promotion with so many sales being seen lately.  A few liquor stores around me have WT101 for $14.99... I'd imagine it's the same story with them. It's a good time to like Bourbon! Maybe the boom slowly is dying down?  Fads are fads... It 100% won't last forever.

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Wedelstaedt
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1 hour ago, BrokeCal said:

My local LS has had knob creek for 19.99 for the past couple months.  I'm guessing Beam is running some kind of promotion with so many sales being seen lately.  A few liquor stores around me have WT101 for $14.99... I'd imagine it's the same story with them. It's a good time to like Bourbon! Maybe the boom slowly is dying down?  Fads are fads... It 100% won't last forever.

With those early 2000's pricing it it time to LOAD UP!  Even if the boom disappears, it will be hard to match those prices. 

 

Cheers

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