KNOB CREEK 25TH ANNIVERSARY BOURBON
Producer/Region: Jim Beam Distillery
Region: Clermont, KY
25th Anniversary doesn’t break barriers with any of its credentials on paper, and that’s a good thing as far as I’m concerned. Beam didn’t push the envelope on age, excessively high proof, or anything else outside the box with this release. There’s no crazy story here either – even the company press release describes it as “the truest expression of Knob Creek’s iconic flavor,” which is basically saying it’s within the range of their standard flavor profile. Presumably there was more care in selecting the barrels, and pushing the age just a few years beyond the norm is proof positive of what a few more years in the barrel can do for a high proof Knob Creek Single Barrel.