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Knob Creek Bourbon Whiskey Review

A super premium bourbon for true bourbon enthusiasts

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Knob Creek Bourbon Whiskey Review
Colleen Graham

Few whiskies are as iconic as Knob Creek bourbon. Aged nine years in the rolling hills of Kentucky, Knob Creek takes advantage of extended maturation to offer a product that is both rich and full-bodied with an underlying sweetness that sets the bar for great bourbons. If you enjoy bourbon, Knob Creek is an essential whiskey to add to your liquor cabinet and surprisingly affordable at a MSRP of $29.99-$31.99 per 750ml bottle.


Knob Creek bourbon packs a slightly alcoholic punch on the nose, being 100 proof (50% abv), but underneath the alcohol lies an impressive array of aromas. Try adding a splash of cool water if you need to but Knob Creek's bouquet is not to be missed. Rich wood notes, warm vanilla pound cake, maple sugar, fresh roasted almonds and fleur de sel caramel notes abound, creating a veritable gourmet banquet of delicious aromas to entice your palate.

Body and Palate

Knob Creek bourbon has a rich, full mouthfeel, the result of extended the extended care and maturation given to this whiskey. On the palate, Knob Creek is an exceptionally rich whiskey. Flavors of oak, maple sugar, walnuts and English toffee mix with apricot, cinnamon and peach chutney to create one of the most complex and delicious bourbons on the market. On the mid-palate, spice cake and plum pudding notes briefly appear along with a certain tropical citrus undertone that keeps this bourbon exceptionally well balanced.


Knob Creek may feature the best finish of any bourbon on the market. Long, satisfying and utterly delicious, Knob Creek leaves the palate satisfied and yet yearning for more. A rich tapestry of walnut, pie spice and stone fruit flavors caress the tongue before slowly disappearing from the palate.

 Fans of big, bold and complex bourbon simply must try Knob Creek bourbon and Knob Creek makes an excellent gift for any whiskey aficionado. Simply put, Knob Creek is one of the greatest whiskies in the world and an iconic bourbon. If ever a perfect bourbon has been distilled, it may very well be Knob Creek.

Knob Creek Bourbon Cocktails

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