Knob Creek is an American Whiskey and one of Jim Beam’s premium bourbons. The others are Booker’s, Baker’s and Basil Hayden. Knob Creek like the other small batches harkens back to a time when distillers made their whiskey a little at a time. And, Knob Creek is based on a proprietary, pre-prohibition style blend.

Knob Creek is crafted in limited quantities, i.e. “small batches”. They age it for nine years in newly charred American oak barrels. This enhances the sweet vanilla flavors. It is then bottled at an honest 100 proof to reflect the flavor, strength and patience that defined pre-prohibition whiskey.

Sip it neat or on the rocks, heck it even makes a great cocktail. However, you drink it, you’re going to like it. After all, it’s considered to be one of the most successful premium Bourbons on the market.

Knob Creek Bourbon

Producer: Jim Beam Distillery

Origin: Kentucky, USA

ABV: 50.0%

Price Range: $$

Age: 9

Awards: San Francisco 2005. 06, 07, 08, 09, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16; Beverage Testing Institute 2005 (90) 10 (91) 13 (91) 14 (91) 15 (92) 16 (93); Wine Enthusiast 2005 (90-95)


Tasting Notes —

Color: Copper to medium amber

Nose: Toasted nuts, grain, oak

Palette: Rich, sweet, woody, full-bodied, almost fruity

FinishLong, rich and glowing

Price Guide:

$$$$$ = Greater than $100
$$$$   = $80 – 100
$$$     = $50 – 80
$$       = $30 – 50
$          = Less than $30

Further Ratings & Reviews

There are many websites and blogs that do an excellent job of reviewing and rating whiskies. As mentioned above The Whiskybits Composite Score is based on an average of at least three reviews conducted by industry leaders. The reviews sites normally referenced include The LA Whisk(e)y Society, The Whisky Reviewer, Proof 66, The Whisky Advocate and The Whisky Jug.

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