Mr. K's Liquor store picks are hand selected barrels by Victor & Mike. We take pride in picking finely selected barrels that are exclusive to Mr. K's Liquor only. Not all barrel are created equal and there is no compromising. Either we get the best barrel or move on to the next one.
As you already know we rejected 3 previous barrel picks from Elijah Craig and waited 6 more months to get the pick that fits our profile. Also, a huge shoutout to Dram Code for assisting us on this barrel. Hope you enjoy this barrel pick as much as we did. Cheers!
Warehouse: P/ Floor 05/ Rick 31 If you like the smell of the Rickhouse, this is it. This pick is exactly what a bourbon should be. This barrel has been sitting in Kentucky rickhouses for 10 years 1 months 14 days. This barrel had our name written all over it. One of the main profile that I always get from Knob Creek is nuttiness, almost like smelling an inner core of a peanut shell, wood, tobacco, and leather. This 10 years old bourbon clocks in at 120 proof yet drinks easy and not afraid to show its character. Taste of caramel, sweet corn, toffee, brown sugar, spices and cinnamon as it sits in your mouth. Reminds me of red hot candies dipped in caramel. Finishes with sweetness and leaves behind leather and tobacco notes with long finish. In the future i will be requesting more barrels from this exact same floor & rickhouse. Please give your rating and thought when you try this bottle. Much love. Cheers!
Distillery: James Pepper Mashbill: 95% Rye / 5% Malted Barley 4 Years Old Nose * apricot, caramel, Rye (not over powering) Palate* Mouth Coating, hint of Vanilla, Rye Baking Spice, Oak. Finish – Light fruit lingers with light spices
5 Years MGP (Oct 2016 distillation date) with last few months also includes 29 hand Charred Oak Staves down in the barrel. Oak staves added to the Charred Oak gives that spice finish that you hardly find it in any of the Wheated Bourbon. Final notes: Caramel, Honey, Burnt Sugar, Cherry Wood, plenty of Oak with spice (Charred Oak) finish. This might be our favorite pick so far.