Knob Creek Quarter Oak
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Knob Creek
  • Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Maturation Whiskey barrels
  • Alcohol 50%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • caramel
  • maple
  • cherry
  • apricot
  • vanilla
  • woody
  • pecan
  • pine
  • walnuts

Knob Creek

Quarter Oak (0.75l, 50%)
Price $73.99

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Character Goatson
Signature Knob Creek Bourbon in smaller casks mean bigger Bourbon flavor.

Knob Creek is one of the special “small batch” brands of Beam-Suntory. Along with it’s sister labels — Booker’s, Baker’s, and Basil Hayden’s — it’s tailored to the more discriminating Bourbon-lover (and that means YOU). The Knob Creek brand was first launched in 1992, and since then they have changed it very little — remaining dedicated to reproducing a pre-Prohibition style Bourbon experience with a higher ABV that makes it a Bourbon-of-Choice for discriminating cocktail aficionados everywhere while winning awards and turning heads.

To tell you all about Knob Creek Quarter Oak we have to tell you about Whiskey barrels. Barrels are hard to get and expensive — every Spirits-producer on the planet wants them. Big barrels hold more using less wood per volume so they are on-average cheaper to use. Small casks give better Spirit to wood contact so the aging process is faster and more flavor gets into the Spirit. Knob Creek Quarter Oak is that wonderful Knob Creek signature Bourbon that we LOVE, but some of it has been rested in small, quarter-sized casks. This means that the vanilla and caramel flavors shine out even more.

Smartass corner:
The math of barrel sizing takes us back to high-school geometry. Barrels are roughly cylinder-shaped. Since the volume of a cylinder = pi times the radius squared times height, a small increase in radius means a big increase in volume. In other words, a little more wood holds a lot more Whiskey.
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Knob Creek
  • Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Maturation Whiskey barrels
  • Alcohol 50%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Deep Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Powerful notes of roasted pecan and walnut reach your nose with plenty of wood and vanilla.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is Rum-like and full of dried apricot and cherry along with a dash of maple and caramel.

Finish
The finish is lightly dry with lingering notes of baking spices and pine.
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  • caramel
  • maple
  • cherry
  • apricot
  • vanilla
  • woody
  • pecan
  • pine
  • walnuts
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
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