By Matt Goldstein
The Knob Creek Kentucky Straight Bourbon is an old school style of bourbon, made in the traditions of pre-prohibition whiskeys; strong, rich in flavor and prepared in small batches. The entire small Jim Beam batch collection is made in this style; Booker’s, Baker’s, Basil Hayden’s and Knob Creek. The Knob Creek small batch bourbon is aged for more than 9 years in charred American white oak barrels. Knob Creek got its name from a creek close to the distillery and very close to the childhood home of Abe Lincoln. As a boy, Abe Lincoln almost drowned in Knob Creek. When the Lincoln family sold their home before moving to Indiana, some of the purchase was paid to the Lincoln’s in Bourbon. While still living in Kentucky, Abe Lincoln’s father worked in a Bourbon distillery.
The Knob Creek Flavor!
When the bottle is opened, the Knob Creek’s scent is of a sweet corn and oak. In the glass the scent opens up to a wheat, rye wood and oak. The flavor is a sweet corn, complex with a long warming. On ice, the oak flavors and subtle notes of corn are exceptional. The oak aftertaste is also exceptionally complex. This is a classic bourbon and the small batch shines through in the taste. We highly recommend Knob Creek. Enjoy Knob Creek neat or on the rocks. Since the Bourbon is bottled at 100 proof, a little ice can’t hurt.