Knob Creek 9 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey
Knob Creek is a small batch bourbon produced by Jim Beam, distilled in a more traditional style and aged 9 nine years. It is named for the area in Kentucky where Abraham Lincoln grew up, it is said that the creek nearly claimed his life when he was swimming.
A small batch bourbon made to recreate the older pre-prohibition style of whiskey. All casks are deep-charred for a full and intense flavour, it is bottled at high strength, and we assume it has a slightly higher rye content than other Jim Beam whiskeys. We really like it, and also respect its place as one of the earlier small batch bourbons created.
A beautifully fragrant nose of smoked jerky, toasted biscuit, and raisin cookie introduce this lightly spicy bourbon. The full bodied mouthfeel has a gentle sweetness that ends in a triumphant burst of spice cake and saddle leather.
Created to represent whiskey before it was mass produced, Knob Creek 9 year old embodies the look, feel and taste of pre-prohibition bourbon. This is a long-aged, high-rye bourbon from Jim Beam.
Knob Creek Small Batch Bourbon is one of four bourbons that comprise Jim Beam’s Small Batch Bourbon Collection. The others are Basil Hayden’s, Baker’s Bourbon, and Booker’s Bourbon. Beam states that they “age every batch in maximum-char barrels to pull every bit of natural sweetness from the oak.” From its initial release in 1992, up to late 2016, Knob Creek carried a 9 year age statement.
Expansive notes of maple sugar, toasted nuts and oak.
Takes over your palate with big notes of oak, caramel and fruit. Long and smooth but with more kick than most.