My apologies for today’s late post and for not posting last week. These snow storms have been crazy! We’re getting another storm now as we speak. I am wondering if I somehow moved to Alaska without knowing it. The upside, whiskey is always perfect on days like these. Today I sampled a Knob Creek Kentucky Straight Bourbon.
Knob Creek Kentucky Straight Bourbon is aged for 9 years and it is produced by Jim Bean. It is distilled in small batches, aged in charred American Oak barrels and it is 100 proof. It is named after the stream that flows through the childhood home of President Abraham Lincoln in Kentucky.
This whiskey has big bold flavors and it was a good, but there were no wow factors to it for me.
Nose: oak and spices
Palate: oak, hints of spice and caramel
Finish: smooth with ending oak notes
This whiskey comes out swinging when you first taste it. I was hit with a strong burn that ended in a nice smooth gulp. It’s an OK dram that is very affordable. A bottle could cost you around $30-$40.
Knob Creek is a brand that has been around for many years. Although I would not go out to purchase a bottle, if you are looking for an inexpensive bottle of bourbon from a quality brand, this might be the bottle.
PS: If you are in the Boston area hope you are all faring well during this storm. Stay safe and warm!