Knob Creek Straight Bourbon

Knob Creek Straight Bourbon

(0.75l, 50%)


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Named after a little creek that runs just south of the distillery, the same creek that ran by Abraham Lincoln's boyhood home in Kentucky. OK, we got a bit carried away here.
 
SmartAss Corner:
1) Why is ‘Bourbon’ not a whisky? The Bourbon industry strict set of rules refer to manufacturing method rather than location. Most important rules: Bourbon must be matured in new and charred casks of American white oak. No colouring or flavouring of any type is allowed. It must be matured for at least 2 years, if a bottle does not bear an age, it is at least 4 years old. The mash bill must contain at least 51% corn. 
2) The temperatures of the American warehouses are much higher, so the pace of maturation is much quicker for Bourbons than for Scotch Whiskies.
3) Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins. 
 
Knob Creek 9 Year Old (the brand is owned by Jim Beam which was first introduced in 1795) is hand-bottled limited quantity Bourbon, created to represent whiskey before it was mass produced. That’s why it embodies the look, feel and taste of pre-prohibition Bourbon.
 
It is bottled at an honest 50% abv proof like all good Bourbons were a century ago. It is aged nine years in in charred American white oak, giving it the distinction of being aged the longest of the small batch Bourbons. This extra aging allows it to absorb more of the sugar and vanilla in the wood, giving it a slightly sweeter taste and nose.
 
  • Category
  • Style
    Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region
    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    50%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    9 Year Old

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spicy
vanilla
burnt caramel
oak
sweet
brown sugar
syrup
maple syrup
cinnamon
What does Knob Creek Straight Bourbon taste like?

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Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour
Copper, with glittering orange highlights.
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Roasted nuts, fresh oak, burnt sugar, maple syrup and raisins.
 
Flavour / Taste / Palate
Full-bodied, sweet, woody, almost fruity, with cocoa, sweet maple syrup, caramel candy, wood resin and spice (cinnamon, clove, licorice).
 
Finish
Long and glowing. Dry, oily, cocoa balances out vanilla. 
 
Comment
A classic top of the range hefty Bourbon, which grows on you after each tasting!

Flavour spiral
Vanilla, spicy, sweet, burnt caramel, oak, brown sugar, maple syrup, charred, syrup.
 


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Ratings & Reviews
J
J,
Get the spice immediately, but not a lot of burn to follow. Very smooth, sweet.
 
Ellen
Ellen,
One of the best values out there.
 
Lisa
Lisa,
I loved it very smooth and creamy I could slowly taste each ingredient .......
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Not bad. Bit smoky, fairly sweet. But hard burn.
 
Barry
Barry,
One of my favorites
 
Donna
Donna,
Like it, second favorite
 
Blake
Blake,
Lot of spice and good proof for a daily dram.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Sweet and smokie. Almost too strong, but not uncomfortable to drink.
 
Justin
Justin,
Good sipper. Better than the bottom shelf stuff but nothing that will blow you away.
 
Jose
Jose,
Bad lol
 
Drew
Drew,
Pretty smooth, good for the price.
 
Kirsten
Kirsten,
smell is good strong oak. Sips heavy bite with oak/smoke/vanilla. My all time favorite go to.
 
guest
guest,
Nice aroma. Good taste with a little bite. Smooth finish.
 
Bradley
Bradley,
It’s my go to bourbon, like that it’s cheap. But doesn’t taste cheap. I never get tired of knob.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
I've always enjoyed Knob Creek 9 year. It has a solid flavor that I enjoy. I always drink it straight up however, tonight I decided to add a splash of water. I think it did help bring out some flavors.
 
Charles
Charles,
Great taste for the dollar
 
Ro
Ro,
Good bourbon, but nothing special. Much prefer the rye
 
Elliott
Elliott,
One of my new favorites! Very smooth!
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
My wife and i love it!
 
Barry
Barry,
Just tasted like burnt caramel
 
Jesse
Jesse,
Too hot and smokey
 
Madison
Madison,
The burnt caramel takes a front seat in this. Almost tastes as if the corn took a bit too much heat. A light nose, no bitterness. This bourbon is slightly redeemed by the fruity and sweet flavors that emerge on the palate. Would sip on if given for free, maybe even at a happy hour price, but would not buy a bottle, especially at a $40 price point. Definitely tastes of a $20-$30 bottle.
 
David
David,
Sweeter and smoother than most bourbons. It beats my previous favorite Bulleit 10 year by a nose.
 
Tanya
Tanya,
Spicier earthier bourbon
 
NICK
NICK,
Sweet carmel aroma. Starts sweet then you get the bite and slight bit of smoke.
 
Bart
Bart,
Knob Creek is my go-to bottle right now. I prefer it to Jack or any of the other mainstream Bourbons
 
Michael
Michael,
Massive notes of vanilla and caramel on the nose. Flavors pack a big wallop of vanilla, molasses, and spice. Long, warm finish. Punchy and assertive, there's nothing subtle about this, but it's great fun- a very 'elemental' Bourbon.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Nice spicy/sweet flavor with a lasting warmth
 
Marc
Marc,
good value for the aging profile and taste
 
Quinton
Quinton,
This is my go to bourbon of choice. I like the sweet and bold flavor
 
Gordon
Gordon,
Good.
 
Bobby
Bobby,
Very solid bourbon. In my humble opinion, it needs a little ice to round of some sharp edges.
 
Virgil
Virgil,
Was good drink. Liked it a lot ..
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Knob creek was excellent. Smooth flavor. Will purchase again. Enjoyed very much.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
a bit strong for my taste.
 
Luis
Luis,
Simply perfected...
 
guest
guest,
Been drinking this since last summer and it just keeps getting better. This is my go-to when I want a drink.
 
Vic
Vic,
This bourbon ranks high on my list of favorite thus tasted. I'm reserving spot "10" for a bourbon that goes beyond anything I've ever had. I had already tried this Knob Creek and knew I liked it. I also like adding one Bada Bing dark cherry!
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Anyone bought a bottle lately? Still have the age statement?
 
Anthony
Anthony,
The oak and maple really shine through. Smooth drink. Good choice for weekly drink or two.
 
guest
guest,
Best priced and flavored bourbon! Neat or with splash of ginger ale
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Great flavor with a little bite, great with an ice cube or two.
 
Andy
Andy,
It's warm, but smooth. Easy to drink.
 
guest
guest,
Not bad but you could do a little better for flavor in this price point
 
Darrell
Darrell,
Great taste
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Great all around for the price!
 
Walker
Walker,
Nice with a bit of a kick
 
Sean
Sean,
Good whiskey, does have a bite
 
Will
Will,
Love it great Bourbon, especially for the cost!!
 
Doug
Doug,
Vanilla flavors and the smooth long finish.
 
Michael
Michael,
Don't like it. Surely a well made Bourbon, but I don't quite like the taste.
 
guest
guest,
Enjoyed this
 
guest
guest,
Vanilla and toffee. Lingering finish bit strong with the alcohol taste.
 
Deja
Deja,
Not much bite but the flavor doesn't do much for it.
 
Mike
Mike,
Good, solid bourbon
 
guest
guest,
This is my usual standby when I don't know what else to get, love it!!
 
Israel
Israel,
Decent bottle if you don't want to drink the expensive whisky. Mildly smooth
 
Andrew
Andrew,
My favorite of all bourbons. Love the bite
 
guest
guest,
Most favorite bourbon. My go to.
 
Brett
Brett,
I really enjoy the sweet start, the finish is one of my absolute favorites .
 
Jerry
Jerry,
This is 120 proof, but as smooth as an 80 proof.
 
Josh
Josh,
Not in my taste profile.
 
Gregory
Gregory,
Smooth please keep them coming.
 
Rick
Rick,
Very nice, a bit spicy, but good...
 
Gary
Gary,
Smooth and delicious
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
Great tasting profile with a smooth nutty finish
 
Peter
Peter,
I would order it again.
 
guest
guest,
Smooth drinking, full bodied, complex in palette, temperature changes the prominent flavor; a bourbon well worth the buy whether you're an enthusiast or expert.
 
guest
guest,
A hearty go to bourbon that packs a kick.
 
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