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SBC# 44 & 45: Knob Creek Bourbon “Red Hots” - Knob Creek Rye “Hi-C Ecto Cooler”

Breaking Bourbon Award Winning Single Barrel Club picks are selected by Breaking Bourbon, and whenever possible with the help of Patreon supporters. The bottles are made available to Patreon supporters first by pledge tier. If any bottles remain after all supporters have had an opportunity to purchase, they are made available to the public on a first come, first served basis. Each barrel is sponsored by a retailer partner, who sells the bottles directly to end purchasers.

SBC #44 - Knob Creek Bourbon “Red Hots”

Retailer Partner: Keg N Bottle

Name: Knob Creek Bourbon

Classification: Straight Bourbon

Company: Beam Suntory

Distillery: Jim Beam

Age: 9 Years (Barreled 09/29/2011

Proof: 120

Mashbill: 77% Corn, 13% Rye, 10% Malted Barley

Yield: 126 Bottles

Release Date: July 2021


SBC #45 - Knob Creek Rye “Hi-C Ecto Cooler”

Retailer Partner: Keg N Bottle

Name: Knob Creek Rye

Classification: Straight Rye

Company: Beam Suntory

Distillery: Jim Beam

Age: 6 Years (Barreled 7/7/2015)

Proof: 115

Mashbill: Undisclosed (Believed to be at or just slightly above the legal minimum of 51% rye)

Yield: 186 Bottles

Release Date: July 2021


Single Barrel Club Rollout Schedule

Simultaneous rollout for both SBC #44 & SBC #45

$25 - Monday 7/19/2021 @ 2PM ET

$14 - Wednesday 7/21/2021 @ 2PM ET

$7 - Friday 7/23/2021 @ 2PM ET

$3, $2, $1 - Monday 7/26/2021 @ 2PM ET

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For this double-header pick we partnered with Keg N Bottle out of California. A California retailer, Keg N Bottle was established in 1981 and has been in business for over 30 years. Keg N Bottle is known for strategically engineered “Liquor Walls” and “Beer Caves.” They carry every different type of liquor imaginable, a wine for every occasion, 1,500 different beers to make you “hoppy,” and over 1,250 different kegs to choose from. Additionally, Keg N Bottle offers national delivery of every single item from their massive selection.

It’s been a while since we’ve done a Knob Creek Bourbon pick for the Club, and after the delicious Knobby Knob Knob pick we did back for SBC #5, we figured it was time to fix this! Since it’s been so long, we decided why stop at bourbon, let's also do a Knob Creek Rye pick too! Thus we set out to find two great barrels for the Club.

What we ended up with was two great barrels that we think will be club favorites. The bourbon delivers a bold sip that hones in on its bold cinnamon flavor reminiscent of Red Hot Candies. Contrasting that is a delicious rye that brings a unique yet satisfying flavor profile, just like a Hi-C Ecto Cooler (remember those?!). If you’ve never had a Hi-C Ecto Cooler, they truly are a triumph of mankind. Alright that might be a stretch, but what’s not a stretch is how nice this rye sips, and how pleased we think all who try it will be.

Tasting Notes

SBC #44 - Knob Creek Bourbon “Red Hots”

Nose: Caramel | Milk chocolate | Mixed nuts | Prickly spice | Mellow oak

Palate: Cinnamon | Raisins | Black cherry | Leather on the backend

Finish: Hot cinnamon | Barrel char | Touch of tobacco | Warm cinnamon aftertaste

Additional Details

  • Warehouse - Z
  • Floor - 4
  • Rick - 11
  • Tier - 2
  • Story - 7
  • Barreled - 09/29/2011


SBC #45 - Knob Creek Rye “Hi-C Ecto Cooler”

Nose: Orange | Pine | Mint | Lightly herbal | Touch of lemon | Soft oak

Palate: Orange | Lemon | Lime | Pine | Light oak base

Finish: Tangerine | Fluctuating spice | Oaky aftertaste

Additional Details

  • Warehouse - Z
  • Floor - 4
  • Rick - 3
  • Tier - 1
  • Story - 7
  • Barreled - 07/07/2015

Distillers, Producers, and Retailers: If you would like to be a part of this program and get your name in front of millions of bourbon enthusiasts, contact us.

Please note these bottles will not be sold by Breaking Bourbon, but will be sold by retailers we partner with in order to fulfill the orders and ship the bottles directly to Patreon supporters. Breaking Bourbon will receive no compensation from our partner retailers under these agreements (with the exception of a bottle from each barrel for editorial purposes). If you represent a retailer and ship to consumers and you’re interested in partnering just let us know!

Written By: BB Team

July 18, 2021
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