Knob Creek Single Barrel Kentucky Bourbon
With a deep, rich amber color, the Knob Creek Single Barrel is a bourbon that I had been waiting to try. A big fan of bourbons in general, Knob Creek has a reputation behind it that made it one to look forward to.
Opening with an aroma of ripe grains and honey, it is stiff, pungent, and strong on the nose. The deep brown color show it’s age and maturity. A bourbon’s color, lovingly hued in the charred oak barrels of Kentucky, is not unlike gray hair, or finish wear on a pistol. It’s a mark of distinction, and one you can’t fake.
The taste comes off warm and sweet, with grain on the tip, giving way to dark fruit and a distinct nuttiness on the palette. It has a round, smooth mouth feel, with a lingering chewiness that I have come to expect from a good bourbon.
Lighter than the color and aroma would lead you to believe, this whiskey is not without its bite. There is a strong tingle on the back half, and a warming spice going down the throat.
It is hard to go wrong with a bourbon of this caliber, and Knob Creek Single Barrel did not disappoint. I look forward to my next opportunity to try it.