What’s your favorite Knob Creek expression?

There is a lot of debate on this subject and the recently release of the Knob Creek 18year has only added more to the discussion.

James B. Beam Distilling Co.released the first Knob Creek in 1992 and named it after Knob Creek Farm which was the boyhood home of Abraham Lincoln. 

It was quickly regarded as one of the first premium aged small batch bourbons by many and has received many awards over the years.

Knob Creek was aged for nine years until late 2016, when Beam Suntory removed the age statement from the label due to tight inventory that could not be guaranteed to be aged the full nine years. 

In mid 2019 Beam Suntory announced the age statement would return to bottle labels sometime in 2020 and has since released a 9 year, 12 year, 15 year and now an 18 year

We hope you enjoy Jim and Mike’s review.   Be sure to listen to the podcast episode on your favorite platform for more information.  Cheers!

Tasting Notes: Knob Creek 18year

Vital Stats: The Knob Creek 18yr Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey has a mash bill of 75% corn, 13% rye and 12% malted barley. It is 100 proof and has an MSRP of $150.00.

Appearance:  Standard knob creek bottle with dark red amber bourbon inside.

Nose: Drunken cherries with lots of oak as would be expected. Some caramel and vanilla along with a toasted smoke. Some underlying mint freshness and cereals.

Palate: Lots of caramel with oak. It’s not overly sweet and has a tad bit of tart apple. We vary on it a little because of the proof. The cherry and honey Cheerios are very pleasant making it a nice sipping whiskey.

Finish: Medium with a beautiful Kentucky hug that won’t overpower you.

Overall: This is a porch sitting, grab a glass on a long fall day and think about life while enjoying this nice Kentucky bourbon. It’s a buy for both of us. Cheers