Handcrafted in limited quantities, Knob Creek is a small batch bourbon made to reflect the character of pre-prohibition era whiskey. Bottled at 100 proof, Knob Creek packs a punch, but this is balanced out by its lengthy maturation period. The mashbill of Knob Creek has a high rye content giving the whiskey its spicy nose and adding to the peppery notes on the front of the palate.
Appearance: Deep copper.
Nose: Wood and spice with honeyed almonds.
Taste: Caramel, hard fruit candies with white pepper up front.
Finish: Cinnamon and buttery vanilla.
Overall: Honest, old-school style Bourbon.
If the person you’re buying for wants to drink like a prohibition era bootlegger, but you’d rather they not be knocking back methylated spirits, get a bottle of Knob Creek. Or maybe they’ve watched Mad Men and want to emulate Don Draper? Whatever the case, get them a bottle of Knob Creek.
If the person you’re buying for is a fan of the Knob Creek, you could also try Rittenhouse 100, Wild Turkey 101 or Booker’s.
Distilling was most likely brought to present-day Kentucky in the late 18th century by Scots, Scots-Irish, and other settlers (including English, Irish, Welsh, German, and French) who began to farm the area in earnest. The origin of bourbon as a distinct form of whiskey is not well documented. There are many conflicting legends and claims, some more credible than others.
Jim Beam Distillery
ABOUT THE DISTILLERY
Founded by a family of German Immigrants who ‘Americanised’ their second name from Boehm to Beam. Distilling began in 1795. Prohibition forced closure but business resumed again in 1933.
ABOUT THE LIQUID
Long aged high rye Bourbon.
Rye 73%, Corn 13%, Barley 10%.