Insider knowledge: Knob Creek 9 Year Old whiskey is named whiskey by virtue of the fact it's from America. If distilled in Scotland the spelling would be Knob Creek 9 Year Old whisky, as opposed to whiskey.
The nose is quite spicy and sweet. There are notes of melted salty butter on granary toast, there are notes of toasty oak and a touch of rye with caramel sweetness. The palate is quite peppy and full. There are notes of candy floss and nut oil, a touch of spice and dark chocolate, a little spice and charred oak. The finish is long with a touch of dryness, there are notes of nut oils and vanilla spice.
Really is my favourite bourbon. Rich, smooth, and the vanilla finish is absolutely sublime. I'll stick with this for years to come.
8th January 2011
As posted above, this is also my favorit bourbon. A truly smooth, sweet, and full bourbon, this is my all-time go-to.
30th March 2011
I like this big bourbon. A lot going on. I would like it even more if the oak was toned down slightly.
17th December 2011
Just the way I like it.
18th January 2012
for the price very nice true to it roots. sweet with nice rye balance. Of course there are better but for the price, you can not go wrong.
2nd March 2012
very good taste.. try it!
21st April 2012
Big, sweet and lots of muscle. Easy to drink with real character. Top shelf stuff!
9th September 2012
I haven't cared much for the bourbons I've tried--except for this one. It's smooth, but the flavor didn't set in at first for me. Later, the effect of the rye kicked in and added a pleasant, spicy after taste. This has been one of the more enjoyable whiskeys I've tried so far. Karl
26th September 2012
Knob creek has just a great nose, like any solid bourbon. Sweet and rich dream dram... Let it sit. Drink it slow. Think Kentucky chew.
By the way, if anyone from Master of Malt is seeing this, I must bring something urgent and alarming to your attention, and I will email you later as well: it looks to me like there is a possibility that Bookers bourbon is not available on this website. not that I'm knocking Knob Creek, which is absolutely fabulous, but if you r in Europe and you have not tried bookers bourbon get it as soon as possible and definitely get it if you come to the States. It is a high percentage barrel strength bourbon aged 6-8 years that is buttery and maple sweet.
26th November 2012
Please get rid of that stupid whisky or whiskey? thing on the side of the page.
6th March 2013
Great all rounder bourbon. Great nose, thick taste and a smooth finish. Only the slightest bite despite the 50%ABV. Highly recommended.
7th March 2013
Bought this for my dad for Father's day after the name drew a chuckle or two from my little sister a while back. It arrived at 7:30 the day after I had ordered it which was fantastic. It is a very impressive bourbon and my dad was thoroughly impressed. No chuckling while he was drinking it but at 50% ABV it did have him chuckling once he'd finished :) Recommended
19th June 2013
Knob Creek is the first whiskey I ever tasted - snuck some from Dad's liquor cabinet when I was sixteen. So, it holds a special place in my heart. Like the state of Kentucky where it's from, it's got a little bit of everything: sweet, savory, toasty, nutty, spicy, it's all there. It really sings at the back of your throat as it goes down, and I like to gradually add water as I drink it, to open up different layers of flavor. A lovely nightcap and a great bargain too!
12th August 2013
I was given a bottle as a gift and it's fantastic, best bourbon I've had so far. Struggling to find somewhere to buy it at a good price.
24th November 2013