Sunday, August 22, 2010

More News About 'Secret' Knob Creek Single Barrel Release.

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:

3 comments:

Jason said...

Looking forward to trying it!

Charlie said...

Here in Mansfield, Ohio one of our state stores (inside Kroger's) has a new display which says that their KC was especially made for our town. When I asked the manager about this she said she had to purchase an entire barrel to get this display and that all bottles are from the same barrel. So I bought a bottle and I must say that it is amazing. Best KC I have had.

Chuck Cowdery said...

I know well the Kroger of which you speak, because I grew up in Mansfield and was just there last week. "Buy a barrel" is a different program, which they've been doing for several years, but your experience bodes well for their single barrel selection standards.