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Fall 2017 Editor's Choice: Knob Creek 25th Anniversary Single Barrel

Fall 2017 Editor's Choice: Knob Creek 25th Anniversary Single Barrel

September 5, 2017 –––––– Fred Minnick, , , ,

92 points, 61% ABV, $130

Wonderful opening of cigar humidor and tack room, it presents vibrant caramel and vanilla, but really shines with complex fruit, spice, and nuts. Baked apples, canned pears, blackberries, and strawberry jam meet white pepper, followed by roasted walnuts and honey. Then resounding nutmeg appears, with slight hints of smoke, chipotle, and earth. The long finish rekindles the caramel note from the beginning. Must-have sipper.