Knob Creek Single Barrel – Auburn Spirits & Flight Club Pick

Wanted:  a bottle of 14 year, 120 proof (nearly cask strength) bourbon, produced by one of Kentucky’s largest distilleries, for a price of $49.99.  Better yet, make it a single barrel bottling.

Sound too good to be true?  Not with the Knob Creek Single Barrel program and the latest Knob Creek Single Barrel selection picked by Auburn Spirits and Flight Club.

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Four Roses Single Barrel Barrel Strength Private Selection – 10 Recipe Blind Showdown

Four Roses Private Selection

Let’s start this time at the end of the story: three experienced (but now humbled) bourbon drinkers set out to blind sample all ten recipes of Four Roses using various Four Roses Single Barrel, Barrel Strength Private Selection bottles.   Could we correctly pick the recipes blind?  Not even close.

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Barrell Craft Spirits 15 Year Bourbon Review

Barrell Bourbon 15

We are not a frugal bunch when it comes to whiskey (just ask our wives).  “Conservative” isn’t even a fair description.  Collectively, we rarely will say no to a new release of any kind, especially something that contains the magic words, “limited edition.”  Toss in a Fred Minnick “Best American Whiskey” designation and we would typically jump all over it.

But for once we didn’t, despite several opportunities to do so at suggested retail price.  Why?  Well, frankly, it was that suggested retail price.

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