KnobCreek 12 years old, Kentucky Straight Bourbon /50%/ – Knob Creek is one of four bourbons comprising the original Jim Beam Small Batch Collection (launched 1992). The brand is named after the farm located about 30 minutes’ drive south from Bardstown, the president Abraham Lincoln childhood home. Knob Creek has always been the best-selling expression of Small Batch Collection and over time the company extended the brand with several limited editions as well as straight rye whiskey. Knob Creek 12 years old was launched in 2019 as a limited edition and was soon added to the standard small batch line up. The bourbon is bottled at 100 Proof (50% abv).
Nose: pretty oaky and nutty, vanilla, caramel, burnt bread crust, roasted peanuts, coffee beans, prunes, dried berries, leather and hints of cigar tobacco.
Palate: roasted nuts and almonds, caramel, vanilla custard, maple syrup, prunes, dried cherries, cinnamon, white pepper and pretty strong oaky notes.
Finish: long, with notes of caramel, vanilla, roasted nuts, pepper, leather, tobacco and toasted oak.