Knob Creek 9 Year Small Batch Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky , USA
Reviewed August 15, 2022 (edited October 20, 2022)
The nose is so much peanut shells and ethanol. There is a sweetness to it, like caramel and confectioner’s sugar, but the ethanol is pretty tough to get through. Usually it burns off after some time in the glass or with some air in the bottle, but this sticks around. Oak and more peanut shells on the palate, with more ethanol burn through the finish. Very medicinal and not in any good way (though I struggle to think of a good way I could mean that). A little vanilla and caramel sweetness comes through oak in later sips, but that ethanol really brings a bitterness to the finish that I just don’t love. This isn’t for me.