vanilla
spicy
sweet
burnt caramel
oak
brown sugar
maple syrup
charred
syrup
Spiral Knob Creek 9 Year Old

Knob Creek

9 Year Old

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.
 
Price:
$41.99
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.

  • Style
    Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region
    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    50%
  • Distillery
    Knob Creek Distillery
  • Bottler
    James B. Beam Distilling Co.
  • Age
    9 Year Old

Knob Creek

9 Year Old

(0.75l, 50%)


7.4/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Knob Creek 9 Year Old
Deja
Not much bite but the flavor doesn't do much for it.
Mike
Good, solid bourbon
anonymous
This is my usual standby when I don't know what else to get, love it!!
Israel
Decent bottle if you don't want to drink the expensive whisky. Mildly smooth
Andrew
My favorite of all bourbons. Love the bite
anonymous
Most favorite bourbon. My go to.
Brett
I really enjoy the sweet start, the finish is one of my absolute favorites .
Jerry
This is 120 proof, but as smooth as an 80 proof.
Josh
Not in my taste profile.
Gregory
Smooth please keep them coming.
Rick
Very nice, a bit spicy, but good...
Gary
Smooth and delicious
Jeffrey
Great tasting profile with a smooth nutty finish
Peter
I would order it again.
anonymous
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.
anonymous
A hearty go to bourbon that packs a kick.
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