News continues to dribble out through unofficial channels about the release in 2011 of a single barrel version of Beam's Knob Creek bourbon, leading one to suspect that the leaks are actually deliberate and strategic. Be that as it may, here is the latest.
The product will be called Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve. It will begin to ship in January for retail launch in February. It will still be 9-years-old but will be bottled at a significantly higher proof, 120° (60% alcohol). Of course, the barrels will be individually selected. Suggested retail is $10 above regular Knob, so about $40.
Instead of the paper label of the original the label will be screen-printed ceramic. It will look like this: