We poured four single barrel bourbon whiskies at our Tuesday tasting: Evan Williams (86.6 proof), Wathen’s (94 proof), Rock Hill Farms (100 proof), and Knob Creek Reserve 9 year-old (120 proof).
Many wood-aged whiskies are drawn and bottled from multiple barrels. Single barrel is considered a premium and implies that you’re drinking a more full-bodied and flavorful whiskey. We can’t say that this was not the case with these four single barrel bourbons. Big-time flavor from all four and in different ways: stewed fruit, oatmeal cookie, vanilla, toffee, even chocolate and tangerine. Depth is what single barrel promises and they delivered. Excellent value for money going on here, too. We like that.