Virginia Knob Creek?

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Unread postby bunghole » Tue Nov 01, 2005 8:42 pm

Bought a bottle of Barrel #830 today. The price has jumped to $30.90!

!@#$$%^&*()(&%$@!!!@#$%^*)(&^%$#@@!@!!!!!! :angryfire:

Great Bourbon! Greedy Government! :evil: :boohoo:
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Unread postby angelshare » Tue Nov 01, 2005 10:37 pm

bunghole wrote:Bought a bottle of Barrel #830 today. The price has jumped to $30.90!

!@#$$%^&*()(&%$@!!!@#$%^*)(&^%$#@@!@!!!!!! :angryfire:

Great Bourbon! Greedy Government! :evil: :boohoo:


Knew we should have bought another bottle before the sale ended! $31 for Knob Creek...that's coming close to keeping it out of regular rotation on our bar.
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Unread postby OneCubeOnly » Tue Nov 01, 2005 11:13 pm

I've been enjoying the VA-exclusive single-barrel version of Knob Creek, but I can't see making it a regular staple, particularly at $30.90. That ~$7 price bump from its debut puts it into the price tier where I MUCH prefer Blanton's. ($28.99 if you catch a Maryland sale).

It's great to see a control state experimenting with stuff like this though! And just like Dave, I wish I had bought more last month. :cry:
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Re: Virginia Knob Creek?

Unread postby bunghole » Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:59 pm

Let me just go ahead and bump this thread right on up!

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to the Eastside.

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to the Eastside.

We finely got peice of the the pie!"

Weezy! Where's my Knob Creek?!
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Re: Virginia Knob Creek?

Unread postby ChuckMick » Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:54 pm

bunghole wrote:Let me just go ahead and bump this thread right on up!

Weezy! Where's my Knob Creek?!


Bunghole,

Was the proof of the VA Knob Creek Single barrel the same 100 proof or was it sometheing different? The Knob Creek Single barrel I heard tell of was going to be offered at 120 proof. Of course my source may be pulling a fast one on me. I'm getting to the age where I can't even trust what I tell myself. :geek: The stuff you had in VA sounded like some excellent bourbon.


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Re: Virginia Knob Creek?

Unread postby bunghole » Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:04 pm

ChuckMick wrote:
bunghole wrote:Let me just go ahead and bump this thread right on up!

Weezy! Where's my Knob Creek?!


Bunghole,

Was the proof of the VA Knob Creek Single barrel the same 100 proof or was it sometheing different? The Knob Creek Single barrel I heard tell of was going to be offered at 120 proof. Of course my source may be pulling a fast one on me. I'm getting to the age where I can't even trust what I tell myself. :geek: The stuff you had in VA sounded like some excellent bourbon.


ChuckMick


Yes, it wore the identical label. 100 proof, and 9 years old. Only the little copper oval hangtag with the barrel number set it apart. It just showed up on the shelves with no advance notice, or hoopla.
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Re: Virginia Knob Creek?

Unread postby jburlowski » Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:05 pm

I don't beleive this is a brand new program from KC.

A local retailer told me some time ago he was offered this by the local Beam rep. However, unlike SB offerings from HH & BT, Beam does the barrel selection. All the retailer gets is a bunch of bottles of KC with the extra label his their name on it. My guy (who is very good at barrel selections) turned it down since it just seemed like a way to get him to take more inventory that he felt might be just like the regular KC.
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Re: Virginia Knob Creek?

Unread postby cowdery » Sat Jul 17, 2010 4:22 pm

Beam won't confirm but rumors persist that a national release of a Knob Creek Single Barrel is coming soon. I spoke to someone (not a Beam employee) who was shown where they have built the single barrel bottling line at Clermont.
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Re: Virginia Knob Creek?

Unread postby gillmang » Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:23 am

I think this augurs well for the brand. Even some current bottlings of KC are superbly good, a recent purchase in Ontario had a rich rounded peanut brittle-like taste, with cured flavours and something extra going on. The next bottle was more in line with how I`ve found KC in recent years, good but with the yeasty-grassy notes more prominent. I think honey barrels of KC should be outstanding and the older, the better.

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Re: Virginia Knob Creek?

Unread postby cowdery » Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:00 am

Doesn't it have to be more than just a KC single barrel, like older?
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Re: Virginia Knob Creek?

Unread postby gillmang » Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:15 pm

I would think so. Age really would add a lot to the profile IMO.

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