Knob Creek (bourbon)

Knob Creek (bourbon)

Knob Creek is a bourbon produced by the Jim Beam distillery in Clermont, Kentucky. It is part of Jim Beam's line of small-batch bourbons tapping into the high-end liquor market. Its siblings in the line are Booker's, Baker's, and Basil Hayden's.

It is bottled at 100 proof (higher than the standard 80) and aged for 9 years. [ [http://www.boysofbourbon.com/review-knob-creek-rating-90/ Review at Boys of Bourbon] ] It comes in a rectangular bottle with a corked and wax-sealed top. The bourbon itself has a dark, golden-brown color.The flavor is fairly distinct due to its light sweetness. [ [http://www.austin360.com/restaurants/content/restaurants/xl/2005/10/spirits_10-13-05.html Review from the Austin Statesman] ] According to the Small Batch company, this is due to the long aging process, during which it absorbs more sugar than usual. It is aged near the center of the rackhouse due to the warmer temperatures there, which are claimed to produce a higher quality bourbonFact|date=March 2008.

Popular Culture


*Knob Creek is the bourbon of choice for Stone Barrington, the main character in a line of mystery novels by Stuart Woods. Many of his characters begin drinking it regularly following Stone's recommendation, and Stone regularly mentions that Knob Creek was the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln.

External links

* [http://www.knobcreek.com/ Official site]
* [http://www.smallbatch.com/ Alternative site]

References


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