This addition to the Knob Creek line is aged for 9 years as is the standard bottling, but is bottled at 120 proof instead of 100 like the original. The Single Barrel Bourbon may vary from bottle to bottle as is the nature of the category.
The aroma has a nice sweet and spiced character to it with maple, vanilla, and toasted oak standing out. It sips slow and steady with everything in balance, especially with a bit of water added. Without the water, the finish is more warming on the throat, but not difficult to enjoy. Fans of the 100 proof will be happy.