Knob Creek Single Barrel 9 Year is a staple of any good whiskey shelf, especially if you can find it for under $40-45. It’s flavorful, accessible, and as an added bonus – 120 proof. Knob Creek store picks have also been around for years, but around late 2018 (maybe earlier), 14+ year old store picks started appearing, blowing our minds with very old bourbon for not very old bourbon prices. George T Stagg (~15 years) is $100 at MSRP and much more on secondary, while these 14 year old picks are around $50 *mind explodes*. Jim Beam must have been one of the few distilleries prepared to handle the huge surge in demand.
This Knob Creek Longhorn Steakhouse 14 Year Single barrel is one of those older barrel picks, barreled on 6/1/2005 and selected on 7/17/2019. The barrel sat in warehouse W-Y, floor F-03, and rick R-041. While I don’t know if that’s a good warehouse or location, I still appreciate the transparency. Since Longhorn Steakhouse is a chain of restaurants, I don’t exactly know how or why these appeared at my local ABC store, but I can’t complain. While only so many of this particular Knob Creek pick hit the shelves, there still are quite a few 14+ year store picks out there across the US, so not all is lost. Let’s find out if this not wallet-murdering 14 year old bourbon is too good to be true in this Knob Creek Longhorn Steakhouse Single Barrel review.