Knob Creek 12 Year Small Batch Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USA
Reviewed December 8, 2020
Drinking this neat, bottle kill. Pour opens up with plenty of oak and trace amounts of ethanol. The nose is further layered with vanilla and caramel. Not a ton of fruit on this one but I managed to pull out peanut. It might be a stretch but the best way to describe the nose is like tres leches cake. The pallet is oily with mild heat. Tons of black pepper. It is tannic from the oak, this pour picked up plenty of the barrel. Finish has more pepper and hints of tobacco. The mild heat does hang in there and this time brings up peanut shells. There is some hint of rye spice but it diffuses out pretty quickly. Overall, fun pour and at around $60 retail, it’s at the lower end of the 12yr bourbons these days. So I find this to be a great value pour. It has definitely made in my house favorites.