Knob Creek is a special small batch brand of Beam-Suntory. It's tailored — along with its sister labels Booker’s, Baker’s, and Basil Hayden’s — to the more discriminating Bourbon lover. You.
The Knob Creek brand was launched in 1992 and hasn't changed much since, besides adding additional products to the lineup, including a Single Barrel Reserve, a Straight Rye, and a Knob Creek Maple Bourbon, all of which are multiple award-winning expressions.
Knob Creek Patiently Aged Kentucky Straight Bourbon is the core Knob Creek product. It's one of our favorite daily drinkers, especially for cocktails. It is bottled at a full 100 proof / 50% ABVso it comes with a kick.
I've been drinking KNOB for the last 20 years. It's my go-to Bourbon. If you drink enough, the label reads BONK. As in you've been BONKed on the head by this delicious bourbon.
Tasty with a kick
Enjoyed sipping this spicy, cinnamon bourbon with just a splash of water. Felt like it paired well with the cold evening and cigar I enjoyed in the garden.
9/10 but pushed to 10/10 due to the amazing value for being a 100 proof that is aged 9 years. An excellent dessert whiskey, I recommend trying with a big piece of ice. Spicy and has a kick in the back of the mouth but starts to open up and sweeten over time with ice. Try it without ice, with ice, then with ice that has melted after 5 minutes or so. You will get tons of mileage out of this.
My go to. Just a good option on the rocks
Great tasting Bourbon, sweet and spicy. Fiery but lovely on the rocks (Wait ten minutes)
Nice straight Bourbon.
Works very well in an "Old Fashioned". It´s sweet and a bit spicy.
Spicier than other and feisty but very enjoyable
I agree with the other reviewers that say it’s not a drink to have neat. That said, it is excellent on the rocks or in a simple cocktail (I am loving this in an Old Fashioned!) This is probably going to be my go-to for a while.
Nice round and mellow with a sting of alcohol still there. I dont usually sip bourbon but this might be the exception. Deffo one for cocktails as well, especially for those on the tart side to balance the flavor a tad.
Regular evening sip o' Bourbon at the end of a long workday.
Mature and earthy.
It is an excellent bourbon.
Great flavour and I have enjoyed sipping this a great deal
Hot, alcohol forward, old wood, maple, etc
A little on the spicy side for my taste.
Harsh for me neat but very nice with coke which is my preferred way to drink bourbon
Part of my first subscription batch
Meh. Not bad (not four roses good)... the cork and wax frustrates me tbh... wax was solid and sharp... corks too small for the bottle. It’s the small things and if this was blow you out of the water, good... I’d be ok with that. But it’s average, and bottles shite.
Very dry and „rough“ tasting. Not quite my favourite.
A bit to sharp for my taste. Prefer my bourbons more well rounded. It fits better in an Old fashioned than in a whiskey sour, but there are better options out there as far as I'm concerned.
Makes an excellent Old Fashioned
This is my standard go to bourbon so far. But I joined this club to expand my horizons.
excellent bourbon, love the aftermath of explosion in my mouth and lasting effect in my throat of smoothness and sweetness
I really enjoyed this Bourbon, I starting liking the taste of Bourbon when I had a few whiskies that had been blended in Bourbon casks, I thought it really gave the whisky a wee edge to it.
I decided to try a Bourbon on it's own & this was available by yourselves, I would recommend this Knob Creek to anyone who has never tried a Bourbon, or like myself have only tried it in a whisky.
Pleasant nose of vanilla, caramel, maple. Sweet and pleasant taste at first but an overwhelming bitterness / burn taste sets in quickly, finish offers some more pleasant nuances but the underlying bitterness doesn't subside and is rather unpleasant to my palate. Not a very well-balanced bourbon. Would not recommend neat.
Standard, nothing really stood out to me but something I’d use as a mix with my drinks to enhance flavor
Solid but uninspiring if that’s not a stupid thing to say.
First time trying it. Find a dash of water adds quite a lot to the taste.
Sweet and smooth
Really good base offering for this line. The 100 proof gives it complexity but it maintains a smooth finish.
Evmmmmmm I like It a loottttt
I truly liked this Bourbon and recommend it. The Bottle was a bit difficult to open.
Strong but at the same time very easy to ingest. Love it.
Maple and caramel sweetness to smell. Turns quickly to strong fruit and zest on the tongue. Finishes with spice and wood/nuttiness. My favorite of the star spangled tasting box in came in.
My old go to 5 years or so back, couldn't go back to makers after this.
Great stuff, especially from US ;)
Strong and smooth.
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.
Mmmmm! Love the color of this bourbon and how smooth it goes down with a spice finish. Definitely a new home bar staple.
Good rich tasting bourbon with lots of sweetness to it. Maple, caramel, and a lot of spice, and maybe a slightly bitter aftertaste. Very very strong to drink neat, and even with some water, it packs a punch. But it’s enjoyable.
I liked it very much. I had it with a splash of water to take the initial burn off of it but, it was crisp and smooth with a hint of vanilla.
Good bourbon, a little more burn than flavor at times, but overall good.
Nice easy drinker.
This is a classic that will definitely be enjoyed again.
Too spicy for me, but good bourbon.
Nose ; Vanilla, charred oak, butterscotch and cinnamon,
Taste ; Complex with wood, orange zest, butterscotch & baking spices,
Finish ; Straight, powerfull, long with cinnamon and caramel,
Love this bourbon. Great strong taste on ice and develops into a lovely sweet drink the longer its left. Also great in a Godfather.
This is an incredibly smooth bourbon and the cinnamon & clove both really come through nicely without being overly spicy hot. For being slightly higher abv than most straight bourbons, the higher abv really doesn't show itself in the flavor.
High alcohol, very spicy
Smooth and easy, full of flavor for a great price.
Strong bourbon but not not memorable. Had to really think about the notes so no wow factor
Good alternative bourbon - doesn’t approach the complexity of Blanton’s, but a good evening drink.
It’s just OK. Seems to have an edge that’s less interesting than we prefer.
Surprisingly delicious, pleasant aroma and smooth mouth feel. Nice flavor. This bourbon is a must have for any home bar. It is an absolutely delicious bourbon with a wonderful experience from start to finish.
This is my go-to. It has great flavor on the front end, and enough burn on the back end to know that I'm drinking a good whiskey.
I ask myself often now why I resisted drinking this awesome bourbon for so Long. I suppose just straight stubbornness! It’s strong, but full of spice and sweet. The smell is wonderful. I shall add this to my daily rotation!! 💯 😜🥃
It's what got me I to whiskey, smooth
Pleasantly surprised by this one, never tried it until now. Smooth with some low heat on the finish.
I know every bar in America has this on the shelf....but not mine. Not a fan.
Did not enjoy. Have not tried a Jim Beam product yet that I enjoyed.
One of my favorite one to own
Good burbon like it supposed to be.
Strong but full of sweet corn
Warm, brown sugar aroma. When sipping it neat, the 100 proof packs a punch and adds to the zing. The spice in the flavor was a little overpowering for me, but it's one of the first bourbons I've tried and I enjoyed it.
Love me some knob creek , vanilla, sugar cookie, some licorice
Wonderful. My favorite bourbon whiskey
My type of Bourbon. Still undecided between this and Four Roses SB as the favourite of the limited bourbons I’ve tried. Strong, unrelenting but also very rewarding. You feel the 50%
Good, a bit spicy.
my favorite bourbon
Smooth with a sweet heat flavor. Doesn't have the long finish I prefer in my bourbon.
Caramel and a bit of pepper. Not too astringent and my go to cocktail bourbon.
Always have it available
Perfect Old Fashioned
Full of flavor and heat, delicious!!
Smooth for its strength and richness
one ice cube only works well
People forget about the big names because of trends but honestly this brand never disappoints
High heat, alcohol forward, spirit with caramel, nuts, & baking spices. Best if drank slightly diluted.
Single barrel is the best! Try it neat or with a splash of water.
Smooth. Won't notice that it is 120 proof
My favorite adult beverage. Straight up, on the rocks or an old fashioned, I love it any way served.
Strong but greatly American!
Very NiceVery nice
This has been a staple in my home for years. Great on the rocks without breaking the bank.