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After the two year period was complete we blended most of the whiskey into our inventory but saved two barrels as "Reserve stock." We presented this unique opportunity to Ace Spirits who selected one of the two barrels.
This Hybrid barrel contains American oak, French Oak, and Eastern European Oak from Slovakia. All were charred and toasted at medium (#3) levels.
Our experience from tasting the different barrels was that the American Oak, our standard, had the highest vanillin development resulting in a more typical American sweet profile, The French and Eastern Euro Oaks were significantly drier and much higher in tannin levels. And the Hybrid did the best job of introducing more tannin, but balancing with the vanillin profile. Way higher oak flavors, but not to the point of eliminating the vanilla content compared to American Oak.
This particular barrel Hybrid 1, was one of two filled on 8/9/11. The barrel was dumped and bottled just prior to shipping to Ace Spirits in May 2015."">
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Sip it straight, chilled, or on the rocks. Enjoy the fruity aroma from the sherry casks combined with the vanilla oaky cooperage notes to round off the flavorful and mature taste of our most exquisite bourbon.
Aroma: PLEASANT FRUIT INFLUENCE,COMBINED WITH VANILLA OAKY NOTES.
Flavor: SMOOTH, RICH MIX OFPX SHERRY ANDBOURBON FLAVORS.
Accolades for Distiller's Masterpiece.
Beverage Tasting Institute- 96 Points (Superlative) Highest Scoring Bourbon - 2015.
Ultimate Spirits Challenge- 94 Points (Excellent) Highly Recommended - 2015.
San Francisco World Spirits Competition- Gold Medal - 2015.">
Read about the 25th Anniversary event here.
In 1992, Booker Noe introduced the world to Knob Creek Bourbon - a pre-Prohibition style bourbon created to reflect the FULL FLAVOR, strength and care that defined the whiskies of that era. Honoring decades of the same care and craftsmanship, Booker's son and 7th generation master distiller Fred Noe, is proud to release Knob Creek 25th Anniversary - a limited edition, UNFILTERED, and CASK STRENGTH Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey personally selected to be the truest form of Knob Creek.">
NOSE: Robust, intense caramel. Rich vanilla with roasted coffee notes, spiced dark fruit and mature oak.
TASTE: Mouth-filling. Sweet and intense. Deep fruit, spice and oak notes layered over dark caramel and vanilla.
FINISH: Big and bold.">
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During Prohibition, Old Grand-Dad was produced by a pharmaceutical company, the American Medicinal Spirits Co., and was one of the few distilled spirits permitted to be prescribed as medicine.">
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Profile: Deeply complex flavors of caramel, licorice, and vanilla. There will be slightly different characteristics from one barrel to another.">
We sampled many barrels of bourbon to look for the flavors that would combine to make an excellent blend.
From the older Kentucky barrels the flavors of caramel, leather, and wood, with a touch of rose become prevalent.
From Indiana barrels the flavors of soft cherry, a nice mid palette feel and a touch of floral are found.
From Tennessee bourbon notes of caramel, vanilla, and ripe banana are gained.
The Colorado bourbons bring spice such as cinnamon which are found from the bloody butcher corn, and honeysuckle from the Olathe region sweet corn.">