The original that started it all, Knob Creek Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is still made to exacting standards. Knob Creek is aged to fully draw out the natural sugars in its charred white oak barrels. This exceptional, full-bodied bourbon strikes the senses with an oak aroma, a sweet, woody, full-bodied, almost fruity taste, with a long, rich finish. Created to reflect the flavor, strength, care, and patience that defined whiskey before Prohibition, Knob Creek is perfect neat or on the rocks with one or two ice cubes. Knob Creek is part of The Small Batch Bourbon Collection. Explore the entire Knob Creek Family for yourself and discover what whiskey was meant to be.Extra aged for a richer taste100 proof reflects the strength, patience and flavor defined in pre-prohibition whiskeyPerfect for sipping or in an Old FashionedHighest level char American Oak barrels give the biggest flavor possibleMaple sugar aroma, distinctive sweetness and a rich, woody, caramel flavorHand-crafted in limited quantity for superior taste and smoothnessKentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. A beautifully fragrant nose of smoked jerky, toasted biscuit, and raisin cookie introduce this lightly spicy bourbon. The full bodied mouthfeel has a gentle sweetness that ends in a triumphant burst of spice cake and saddle leather.
Knob was one of the first bourbons I had when I started taking whiskey seriously, and it's still a kicker. No-nonsense, flint-hard nose: slickly-polished oak furniture, cinnamon stick, cracked rye, wet cornmeal, hard candies. Bang! A lean whiskey that gets in your mouth and explodes with rye spice and cinnamon candy, a sharp wedge that opens you right up. The finish echoes: oak, a dying fire, clean and almost crisp. Emphatic, bright, and swift. Value Pick
Smells of sweet corn, buttered popcorn and pistachio nuts in the early stages; later whiffs pick up well-endowed scents of sauteed butter, oaky vanilla, beeswax and linseed oil. Palate entry is full-bodied, sweet and honeyed; at midpalate the taste profile turns drier, more intensely grainy-mashy and breakfast cereal-like. Finishes with notes of nougat, almonds, candy bar, and oak. Best Buy. - Paul (6/1/2005) - 90-95: Superb/Highly Recommended. PROOF 100ABV 50% Liquor