Created to represent whiskey before it was mass produced, Knob Creek embodies the look, feel and taste of pre-prohibition bourbon. This is a long-aged, high-rye bourbon from Jim Beam.This drink was a test of my will to dislike America’s branded whiskey, bourbon, and provided an excellent reminder that one should never judge a book by its cover.
Knob Creek Kentucky Straight is an utter classic small batch bourbon from Jim Beam, first created by Booker Noe and introduced in 1992. It was named after the creek which flows near where Abraham Lincoln grew up. An unflinching balance of deep, old-style flavor with a natural oak sweetness. Copper to medium amber. Rich, sweet, woody, full-bodied, almost fruity.
Knob Creek Bourbon is an iconic whiskey that is enjoyed throughout the world. It is the best-known whiskey of Jim Beam’s Small Batch Collection, and the brand is owned by Beam Suntory. Regarded for its bold, rich, and full-bodied taste, the flagship bottle of Knob Creek is aged nine years and bottled at a strong 100-proof. The Kentucky whiskey brand also produces an impressive rye whiskey as well as a number of special and limited edition expressions.
Nose: Quite spicy and sweet. Melted salty butter on granary toast, toasty oak and a touch of rye with caramel sweetness.
Palate: Peppy and full. Notes of candy floss and nut oil, a touch of spice and dark chocolate, a little spice and charred oak.
Finish: Long with a touch of dryness, nut oils and vanilla spice.
Delicious but fiery, this nine-year-old small-batch Bourbon offers deep toffee aromatics and bold flavor of Knob Creek Kentucky Straight. On the palate, look for relatively dry flavors: leather, cedar, dried orange peel. A splash of water softens the profile to bring out more vanilla, honey, even a touch of chocolate.