Knob Creek 09 Year Old Small Batch

Knob Creek 09 Year Old Small Batch
WhiskyKnob Creek 09 Year Old Small Batch
CountryUnited States
TypeBourbon
CaskAmerican Oak
Age9 years old
Abv50%
Rating 77/100
Reviews of Knob Creek 09 Year Old Small Batch
says on June 13, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 77/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Tawny

General description

number 5 for the night...

Nose

definite caramel, oak, spice

Palate

thick mouth, caramel, then spicey, white pepper

Finish

fades to vanilla, pleasent medium finish

says on April 27, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 77/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

Enjoyable, easy drink with good flavor. See add'l tasting notes.

Nose

Dried fruits after you let the drink open up. Caramel, oak, and some nutty character.

Palate

Flavors on the nose continue to the palate, just in different ratios. Subtle dried fruit, lots of caramel, oak, and spice. Nuttiness does not kick in until after mid-palate bite. Very smooth afterward.

Finish

Lots of peanut brittle starting mid-palate and continues through the finish. There is also a tannin bitterness that detracts from an otherwise pleasant finishing experience.

says on April 26, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 69/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Gin clear

General description

Strong alcohol after taste.

Nose

Nothing notable.

Palate

Nice.

Finish

Strong alcohol.

says on April 24, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Tawny

General description

sweet start, bitey finish on the tongue. goes down easy and doesn't linger long. unexpected for 100 proof.

Nose

vanilla, slight oak

Palate

sweet, woody/oak, apple?

Finish

bite, tingle

says on April 20, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

one of my favorites

says on April 16, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

high proof, needed to water mine down.

says on April 10, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Not a great whiskey and might be a bit harsh for most people. I'm not a big fan.

says on March 29, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

a good whiskey

says on March 23, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 78/100
Color: Burnished

General description

balanced vegetal and brown sugar nose. spicy, molasses, bit of oak, bit vegetal taste. short finish. good daily drinker

says on March 17, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

like this bottle, great spice and light alcohol bit. trying to keep my bootles in $40 range great value

says on February 18, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

stronger bite than I prefer un a sipper. but well done for $30

says on February 7, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Not too sweet, good alcohol bite, slightly oaky, fades too fast to be treated higher, but a solid whisky.

says on February 3, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Super tasty.

says on January 20, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

a lot of spice, oak with a hint of vanilla.

says on December 31, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

sweet, almost syrupy/too sweet. mild bite, but goes down easy.

says on December 29, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Brown sherry

General description

good in Manhattan or Old Fashioned, not one for drinks neat though, IMO

says on December 29, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 67/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Spicy, hot, peppery, oaky. A little too much pepper and heat for my tastes.

says on December 26, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Deep copper

General description

Nice mid range bourbon

Palate

Dry Oak, brown sugar

says on December 25, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

This is an ok bourban. Good to mix but not great neat.

says on December 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

J'ai bien aimé, un bon bourbon.

says on December 18, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

Maple syrup. Slight oak. Root beer, cola. Slight cinnamon. Vanilla. Cherry. Slight caramel. Great price point. Slightly rough.

says on December 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 50/100
Color: Tawny

General description

The aroma is great and the taste is certainly strong, but so much so that I can't really discern flavors. I get the small hints of vanilla, but that's really all. A good shot whiskey but not a good sipping one for me.

says on December 13, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 62/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

the bold burn takes away from any complex flavors, for me it is more of a shot whisky then a sipper with a cigar. By no means is it a cheap tasting Bourbon but if you're looking for a smooth sipper this is not the one. if you're looking for a bold Bourbon that isn't over complex you'll enjoy it.

says on November 28, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 25/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

Harsh and big flavoured. Not to my taste, probably better with a mixer. Won’t buy/try again.

says on November 28, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 68/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

vanilla wood and spice. quite typical bourbon. nice bit too sharp and too alcoholic to be really good

says on November 28, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Tawny

General description

my favorite Bourbon , I prefer it neat room temperature

says on November 25, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

One of my favorites.

says on October 24, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Tawny

General description

Really good pour for the price. Woody and sweet. Would love to try a barrel proof version of this

Nose

Woody, sweet, slight cinnamon

Palate

Sweet wood, brown sugar, smooth, medium bodied, warming mouth feel, cinnamon

Finish

Charred brown sugar, wood tannin

says on September 23, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Very good bourbon. A bit more full flavored than I usually like in my bourbon, but it's good none-the-less. I don't usually buy it a regular price in NC, but it's a go-to when it's on sale ~$31. I usually select as a follow-up drink when I am out at a whiskey bar.

says on September 21, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 66/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Not a dram for just everyone. With its 50 percent of alcohol and pretty spicy taste it's really "rude" on the palate. Enjoyed it more with two or three drops of water.

says on August 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 27/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

wanted to taste it, would not do it again. some spices, but that's about it.

says on August 11, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 77/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

good but It' a wild taste

says on August 9, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

smooth, sweet. not enough spice.

says on August 3, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 76/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Tawny

General description

good rye substitute. spice is a bit overwhelming for me. great for an old fashioned

Nose

vanilla, dark berry, I'm getting baked bread citrus and spicey scent.

Palate

more vanilla, distinct corn bread taste. mild oak and kick of spice the longer you taste.

Finish

the spice remains and, to me, is overpowering. nice baked bread finish is more subtle than I would like. reminds me of a rye finish but less spicey.

says on July 27, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Carmel, oak but not charred

says on July 18, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 60/100
Color: Old oak

General description

A burner.

says on July 3, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 79/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

strong brown sugar taste with a lingering taste of chips ahoy cookies. "strange I know, but it's what i taste."

says on July 2, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

sweet bourbon..east drinker

says on June 26, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Butterscotch, oak, and a nice rye kick. Some days this is my favorite bourbon but some days I find it to have too strong an alcohol taste. Maybe I’m too sentimental to honestly review it? Who knows, but I like to keep this one around.

says on June 22, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 82/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

given my memories of this, my tasting in June 2018 was disappointing; more spice, less butterscotch than I remember

says on June 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 65/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Not a bourbon drinker but this ain't bad! Still too sweet for my pallet though.

says on June 11, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Mächtiger Bourbon zu gutem Geld!

Nose

Vanille, karamellige Nase! Ausgewogen mit würzigen Fass-Aromen

Palate

Ausgewogenheit zwischen Würzigkeit und Süße

Finish

Peffer, Chilli. Starker Abgang!

says on May 27, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 76/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

not bad, my favorite Knob Creek so far

says on May 15, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 55/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

Spicy overwhelms the pallet leaves a sweet oak flavor at the end. Lingers too long. 15 minutes airtime

says on May 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 77/100
Color: Burnt umber

General description

nice, slighty sweet and smooth.

says on May 10, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 60/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

lot's of spice... wood or oak flavors... alcohol numbs the roof of my mouth a little, but nice lingering aftertaste. not sure I'd buy a whole bottle just yet, but it's drinkable.

says on May 6, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 77/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Solid bourbon. One of the first bottles that got me interested in bourbon.

says on May 2, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 10/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Smells of vanilla and oak which I found appealing but the taste is pure acetone, not a good whisky!

says on April 29, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

cherry nose, hard to get specific flavor notes when mixed with water, medium to long burn finish, maybe a little oaky.

says on March 27, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Color: Old gold

General description

the best bourbon I've ever tried

says on March 20, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

An good everyday sipper or mixer, always available. 100 proof is ok but I prefer the 120 single barrel.

says on March 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 75/100
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

Vanilla, caramel, peppermint and cherry.
I did not like this with water added, but is otherwise enjoyable

says on March 1, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 87/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Oak, caramel and vanilla. long finish with subtle leather aftertaste.

says on February 26, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

Vanilla, spice, good high quality bourbon at a great price

says on February 16, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Burnt umber

General description

Very good. A little hot at first but nothing major. A nice balance

says on February 5, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

too hot. too expensive

says on January 31, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Burnt umber

General description

great when cold, without ice, strong , but good flavor

says on January 24, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 83/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Not too much burn considering it's 100 proof. A little fruity. No sweetness or caramel.

says on January 20, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 68/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Nose has vanilla, caramel, oak and unfortunately what reminds me of nail polish remover. Taste is spicy, slightly smoky, and very oaky. Medium spicy finish with more than average burn - needs water or ice.

says on January 3, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 80/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Smooth

says on January 2, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 79/100
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

Sweet vanilla and rye with a beautiful spice

says on December 19, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 84/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Gin clear

General description

Had a hard time putting a rating on this one. Was just "okay" but would be willing to give Knob Creek another go.

Nose

Oak fading in and out ... bourbony, but not special.

Palate

A sweetness that is reminiscent of a breakfast treat.

Finish

A long finish with carmel undertones; slightly more burn than expected.

says on October 2, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

Incredibly smooth for a 100 proof bottle.

says on September 30, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Nice and smooth. Good sipping bourbon.

says on September 30, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Burnished

General description

definitely some spices, finish reminds me of buffalo trace.not my favorite but it's not bad. hate to say it but good mixer with Dr pepper.

says on August 19, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Got a bottle for my 21st birthday, I'm now 34 and finally opened it... one of my favorite Bourbons.

says on July 18, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 97/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Absolutely impressed. Very smooth and extremely rich in vanilla

says on July 13, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Amber

General description

taste's unique, can't place it, I think I like it, it's not offensive. sorry, really not sure.

says on May 30, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 38/100
Color: Pale staw

General description

You can definitely taste the corn here, not exactly smooth.

says on May 8, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

very good whiskey, easy to drink. not too pricy.

says on April 26, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

sweet, oily, very tasty. spicy on the finish. good corn taste!

says on April 18, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

Venturing into real bourbon after years of Scotch. Nice start. Very smooth, a bit sweet, consistent mouthfeel.

says on March 18, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Amber

General description

Pretty nice Bourbon!

says on December 2, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

Great flavor and spice, high rye bill. Well done!

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Flavour profile

  • Bourbon
  • Spice
  • Vanilla
  • Sweet
  • Oak
  • Caramel
  • Smooth
  • Alcohol
  • Rich
  • Wood
  • Honey
  • Burn
  • Good
  • Warming
  • Enjoyable
  • Strong
  • Pepper
  • Lingering
  • Brown sugar
  • Fruit
  • Complex
  • Thick
  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Massive
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