Knob Creek 9 Year Old

Knob Creek 9 Year Old

(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.

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  • Style
    Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery
    Knob Creek Distillery
  • Bottler
    James B. Beam Distilling Co.
  • Age
    9 Year Old

Flavour Spiral™

About The Flavour Spiral

burnt caramel
brown sugar
maple syrup
What does Knob Creek 9 Year Old taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Knob Creek 9 Year Old and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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Bourbon was designated "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Baines Johnson.

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).
Long and glowing. Dry, oily, cocoa balances out vanilla. 
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.