spicy
vanilla
burnt caramel
oak
sweet
brown sugar
syrup
maple syrup
cinnamon
Spiral Knob Creek Straight Bourbon

Knob Creek
Straight Bourbon
Reviews and 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:
$30.99
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Knob Creek Straight Bourbon is adored for its spicy, vanilla, burnt caramel and oak flavor notes.

This Bourbon is carefully distilled at Jim Beam distillery, United States.

Based on 699 votes, the average rating for Knob Creek Straight Bourbon is 7.4/10.

Top reviews for Knob Creek Straight Bourbon:

— This is my favorite bourbon. I did a blind taste test with 4 other bourbons in similar price range and chose this as my favorite twice.

— best of the best. Smooth

— My regular go to. I love a flavorful cigar an this is a great match for most. My cabinet is never without a bottle.
  • Category
  • Style
    Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region
    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    50%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    9 Year Old

Knob Creek Straight Bourbon

(0.75l, 50%)


7.4/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Knob Creek Straight Bourbon
Jacob
Jacob,
Nice smooth bourbon. Robust flavor and sweet finish.
 
guest
guest,
Very good quality product. Nice sweet , enjoyable bourbon. Can't go wrong buying this bottle. Perfect to satisfy your whiskey craving
 
Mark
Mark,
Nice bourbon, strong with sweet flavor
 
Addison
Addison,
Oaky
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Nice everyday drink.
 
Scott
Scott,
Good Flavor
 
James
James,
One of my favorite everyday sippers. 100 proof and delicious. Great notes of caramel, corn sweetness, and oak. A slight bit of that Beam nuttiness.
 
Dominic
Dominic,
Classic
 
William
William,
intenste flavour almost harsh and hits in the mouth
 
Brett
Brett,
Like it
 
guest
guest,
The caramel is strong. Smooth finish
 
Jason
Jason,
Stronger than expected, rough end. Blossoms when water is added
 
Paul
Paul,
The 100 proof small batch is Very smooth and enjoyable. Couldn’t find that specifically on here so the may not be the exact same. If not I look forward to exploring the brand more.
 
David
David,
My very favorite bourbon. I never mix it, always neat or on the rocks. Spicy in a good way with caramel. Love this stuff.
 
Becca
Becca,
Very flavorful but not as smooth as Four Roses
 
Philip
Philip,
My go to everyday sipper
 
Bryan
Bryan,
My go to. Love this stuff.
 
Nathan
Nathan,
I can't lie, I'm not a huge fan of this Bourbon... I found that the flavors were far too powerful to enjoy neat or on the rocks. I'll probably find something to mix it with.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Very good, oakey, carmel
 
guest
guest,
Really nice from start to finish. Good mouthfeel and a little burn.
 
Jason
Jason,
This was my very first sip of whiskey and will always have a special place in my heart.
 
Erin
Erin,
This is my favorite bourbon. I did a blind taste test with 4 other bourbons in similar price range and chose this as my favorite twice.
 
Joel
Joel,
Lots of alcohol, spice, and caramel. A great all around bourbon. And a wonderful bourbon for Manhattans.
 
Dermot
Dermot,
best of the best. Smooth
 
Charles
Charles,
A bit more biting, more spicy, great warmer upper.
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
Very good.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Color is a dark amber. Nose is moderately sweet, with nutty undertones, as well as maple syrup. First sip is sweet, with notes of maple syrup, rye spice, mild heat, and subtle nutty tones. Finish is moderate in length, with the maple sweetness and rye spice mingling.
 
Chris
Chris,
Good bourbon. A little too strong on the burn a little too spicy on the finish to drink neat.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Aroma: burnt sugar sweetness, tinge of rubbing alcohol. Taste: spicy, hint of sweet, woody, hints of spices. Overall great porch sipper or mixer!
 
Philip
Philip,
My go to bourbon
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Really reliable smooth bourbon.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
My regular go to. I love a flavorful cigar an this is a great match for most. My cabinet is never without a bottle.
 
Samuel
Samuel,
Classic bourbon, straight down the middle flavor-wise.
 
Imran
Imran,
sweet at first but astringent after taste. not pleasant.
 
guest
guest,
Very smooth. Good flavor.
 
Antti
Antti,
It is an outstanding, balanced, Straight Bourbon Whiskey with a rich & spicy birth; while a full & spicy life leads to a long & oily death with notes of char, cocoa, vanilla & brown butter.
 
guest
guest,
Hard to beat
 
Sean
Sean,
Good sipping whisky. Has a kick in the beginning but smooths out.
 
Donald
Donald,
Tons of vanilla and caramel.
 
james
james,
Very good not hot for 100 proof
 
Chad
Chad,
This is a good burbon, but nothing special. Typical middle shelf that is easy to sip and doesn't bite back.
 
Timothy
Timothy,
A great after dinner sipper whereby the proof fits seemlessly with a well worked pallet. As an early afternoon imbibing I find it a little light in classic flavors but the added heat carries it nicely neat or with a little ice. This is a nice drink for friends when you want it to taste better than average but you don’t want to open your Blanton’s or Eagle Creek.
 
Sam
Sam,
Solid. I drink whiskey neat or just a hint of water and this is a solid go to everyday sipper. It is strong, but I like the strength. Wish it still had the age statement.
 
Nolan
Nolan,
Not my favorite but suits in a pinch.
 
Steve
Steve,
Good
 
John
John,
Had it neat and wow, what a kick. Spicy. Definitely needed Ice
 
guest
guest,
I rather enjoyed Knob Creek neat. Very tasty but it is strong so be wary. It's not for beginners.
 
Michael
Michael,
interesting bottle. A little too strong neat, but enjoyed on the rocks. Very sweet and a little smokey. I prefer Jim Beam, but it’s solid in cocktails like an old-fashioned or a horse’s neck
 
Ken
Ken,
Knob Creek is a first choice for a mixed drink.
 
William
William,
Good flavor and smooth it makes a great old fashion I will keep a bottle in the home bar.
 
steven
steven,
Start- 5/10 Finish- 6/10 Flavor- 7/10 Unique- 5/10 Overall- 5.75/10 Wonderful in a whisky sour. A bit harsh of a flavor profile to drink straight, but the strong flavors can be harnessed properly when mixed. Solid mixing bourbon.
 
Rob
Rob,
Nice aroma with vanilla being very prominent but the taste was too spicy it hid other flavors so had a hard time enjoying this one.
 
Jimmy
Jimmy,
Pretty darn good!
 
Jay
Jay,
Good solid bourbon, burn is a little stronger than expected for ABV, feels more like a cask strength.
 
Michael
Michael,
Great flavor! Smooth. This is my go-to drink most of the time.
 
Derek
Derek,
Very nice, especially for the price!
 
Colin
Colin,
My go to
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Love it, Smokey, Full bodied with a real nice finish.
 
Brett
Brett,
Needs an ice cube
 
Todd
Todd,
Smooth sipping, Must always have a bottle on hand for the home bar
 
Michelle
Michelle,
my favorite bourbon overall so far. smooth and easy-drinking for the price-point.
 
Amanda
Amanda,
This is what got me in to whiskey, smooth. It's what I base all Bourbons off.
 
Tristen
Tristen,
great drink. the 120 is harsh and needs to be cut.
 
Frank
Frank,
It was very smooth
 
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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