I’m a sucker for a wooden display box and a limited edition. I admit it. They say admitting it is the first step to recovery. But I also am ok with it. I’m a non-recovering limited edition junkie.
I’ve never been in love with Knob Creek, but I’ve never disliked them either; they exist in this purgatory of bourbons for me. I promise to rate at least one more in the coming weeks. No fingers crossed, I swear 😉
On to the review…
Very earthy nose, mushrooms, autumn leaves, cooper nails, pencil shavings and burned pumpkin pie. In the very background you get some candied orange peel, baseball game bag of peanuts and cocoa.
Palate introduces some spicy elements, more peanuts and it is a little warmer than expected but enjoyable. Nice mouthfeel, decent grit and good chewiness.
This is a solid bourbon but not worthy of the price they are asking. Seems like it’s just taking advantage of the limited edition bourbon craze by adding a silly wooden box and charging a lot more. Solid bourbon, not worth the hype. 87/100.
P.S. I wrote this review a month after first opening it. When I first opened it I didn’t like it and was pissed I paid so much for it. After a month it opened up a little, but clearly not enough to overcome the price.
P.P.S. I finally posted this review more than two years after starting it… I still feel the same way, maybe even more negative about it.