Knob Creek 9 years with aromas of toasted nuts, sweet cereals and oak spice fill the nose, complemented by notes of ripe fruit on the palate.
Knob Creek is a small batch bourbon produced by Jim Beam, distilled in a more traditional style and aged 9 nine years. It is named for the area in Kentucky where Abraham Lincoln grew up, it is said that the creek nearly claimed his life when he was swimming.
The nose is quite spicy and sweet. There are notes of melted salty butter on granary toast, there are notes of toasty oak and a touch of rye with caramel sweetness. The palate is quite peppy and full. There are notes of candy floss and nut oil, a touch of spice and dark chocolate, a little spice and charred oak. The finish is long with a touch of dryness, there are notes of nut oils and vanilla spice.
The mashbill for Knob Creek bourbon has a higher proportion of rye (13.5%) than the standard Jim Beam recipe, which makes for a fuller, spicier flavored whiskey, and the oldest of Jim Beam’s ‘Small Batch’ range of bourbons. This product was created to represent whiskey before mass production – It has the look, feel and taste of pre-prohibition bourbon.
With a maple sugar aroma, distinctive sweetness and rich, full-bodied flavor, this Small Batch bourbon strikes all the right senses! Perfect straight or cooled slightly with one or two ice cubes.
Color: copper to medium amber
Taste: rich, sweet, woody, full-bodied, almost fruity.