Knob Creek 9 Year Old Small Batch 100 Proof Bourbon (750ml) (New Label) (Previously $30)

SKU #630003 92 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Delicious but fiery, this nine-year-old small-batch Bourbon offers deep toffee aromatics and bold flavor. On the palate, look for relatively dry flavors: leather, cedar, dried orange peel. A splash of water softens the profile to bring out more vanilla, honey, even a touch of chocolate. (KN) Inner quote mark (9/2014)

90 points Whisky Advocate

Outer quote mark Knob was one of the first bourbons I had when I started taking whiskey seriously, and it’s still a kicker. No-nonsense, flint-hard nose: slickly-polished oak furniture, cinnamon stick, cracked rye, wet cornmeal, hard candies. Bang! A lean whiskey that gets in your mouth and explodes with rye spice and cinnamon candy, a sharp wedge that opens you right up. The finish echoes: oak, a dying fire, clean and almost crisp. Emphatic, bright, and swift. Value Pick. (LB, Fall-2014) Inner quote mark

Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Wakes you up with a sharp, attention-grabbing nose: nine years of oak and hot warehouse slicing through dry corn. The mouth is a 100-proof slash of old-time Christmas hard candy, flashy oak caramel and hammering corn, with an insistent corn and oak finish. Knob takes no prisoners. Inner quote mark (2/2012)

K&L Notes

Knob Creek has returned their 9 year age statement to the label. Aged in new charred American white oak barrels and bottled at 100 proof, it smells of maple sugar and toasted nuts and has a distinctly sweet, round and rich palate with slightly fruity oak flavors. The finish is long and rich. *Double Gold, 2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition*

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By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/7/2010 | Send Email
What a deal! This excellent 9 year old Bourbon is an extra aged selection from the Jim Beam distillery. The Knob Creek is a whiskey of authority, and has the richness one would expect of an extra aged bourbon. It is not at all heavy however, and I love to drink it on the rocks with a couple Luxardo Maraschino cherries now that the weather is getting warmer. It is also very good neat, or for that matter, in a sour. I have to guess that it is the scale of production at Beam that allows them to sell it for such a fair price!

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