Knob Creek Straight Bourbon
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Jim Beam
  • Age 9 Year Old
  • Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 50%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • spicy
  • vanilla
  • burnt caramel
  • oak
  • sweet
  • brown sugar
  • syrup
  • maple syrup
  • cinnamon

Knob Creek

Straight Bourbon (0.7l, 50%)
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Character Goatson
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 Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Jim Beam
  • Age 9 Year Old
  • Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 50%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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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  • spicy
  • vanilla
  • burnt caramel
  • oak
  • sweet
  • brown sugar
  • syrup
  • maple syrup
  • cinnamon
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Interestingly, every master distiller at Heaven Hill Distillery since its founding, have also been members of the Beam Family.
Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Interestingly, every master distiller at Heaven Hill Distillery since its founding, have also been members of the Beam Family.
Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
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