Knob Creek Bourbon Whiskey 70cl
A bourbon whiskey made to replicate those found during the pre-prohibition era
Knob Creek Bourbon Whiskey
Created by the same distillery as Jim Beam, Knob Creek is a Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey. In fact, it was Jim Beams master distiller (Booker Noe) who launched this whiskey in 1992. It was created to replicate the look, feel and taste of pre-prohibition bourbon.
Fun Fact: The name itself comes from Abraham Lincoln's childhood home (Knob Creek Farm) in Kentucky.
This, their primary straight bourbon whiskey, is aged for nine years in white oak casks before being bottled in their distinctive rectangular bottle.
This whiskey has a distinctive, spicy and sweet aroma. Melted butter on toast, as well as toasted oak and just a little caramel come through too.
On the palate it is a full bodied whiskey. The charred oak again comes through, and is joined by sweetness of candy floss. These merge with nuts, spice and warm dark chcolate. It finishes slightly dry, with the nuts again coming through - joined by a delicate warming vanilla spice.
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This is a versatile drink - holding its flavours when enjoyed simply over ice, or with a quality cola. However we really enjoyed this in an Old Fashioned Cocktail.
In a rocks glass, muddle a pinch of raw sugar and 3 dashes of Angostura Bitters. Add a few cubes of ice and pour over 45ml of the Bourbon. Stir gently, and garnish with a cocktail cherry.