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Knob Creek 12 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey

$69.99

Size
750ml, bottle

Knob Creek 12 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey elevates the brand's signature bold flavor profile with extended aging. This Kentucky straight bourbon boasts a rich and complex taste with notes of caramel, baking spice, and dark chocolate. Aged for at least 12 years, it offers a smooth and satisfying experience for bourbon enthusiasts seeking a more mature expression.

Description

Aroma

Initial Impression: Look for a wave of rich sweetness with prominent notes of caramel and brown sugar. Hints of vanilla extract add a touch of creaminess, hinting at the long interaction with the oak barrels. As you delve deeper, expect a subtle spiciness to emerge, likely from the rye grain in the mash bill. Some enthusiasts detect a hint of toasted oak or even a touch of baking spice like cinnamon or nutmeg.

Deeper Sniffs: As you take a deeper breath, the oak influence becomes more noticeable. Expect aromas of toasted wood, perhaps even a touch of char, hinting at the charring process the barrels undergo. Subtle hints of dried fruit, like raisins or prunes, can emerge depending on the specific barrel used. For some, a touch of dark chocolate or cocoa might peek through, adding an intriguing complexity.

Palate

First Sip: The full-bodied character of the bourbon greets you immediately. The 100 proof (50% ABV) delivers a noticeable warmth that complements the robust flavors. The sweetness from the aroma translates onto the palate, with caramel and brown sugar taking center stage. Hints of vanilla bean add a smooth and creamy quality.

Midpalate: As the bourbon opens up, the oak influence becomes more pronounced. Notes of toasted wood and subtle tannins add complexity to the sweetness. The rye grain in the mash bill starts to reveal itself with a peppery spice that tingles the palate, balancing the sweetness beautifully. Depending on the specific barrel, a hint of dark chocolate or even a touch of coffee can emerge, adding a decadent touch.

Finish

Lingering Flavors: The sweetness fades gradually, leaving a pleasant warmth and a lingering oaky dryness on the palate. Hints of vanilla, baking spice, and the rye spice linger alongside a touch of dark chocolate or cocoa if present in the aroma. The finish is long and satisfying, showcasing the depth achieved through the extended aging.

Additional information

Product Type

Whiskey

Style

Bourbon

abv

50%

Country

United States

Region

Kentucky

Brand

Knob Creek

Size

750ml, bottle

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Tasting Notes

Deep Amber

Deep Amber

Deep amber with a touch of red.

Heavy Toffee

Heavy Toffee

Heavy toffee aroma with charred undertones, matured tobacco, toasted coconut and dark chocolate.

Bold And Spicy

Bold And Spicy

Bold and spicy overtones, leathered fruits, vanilla and caramelized wood.

Warm Finish

Warm Finish

The finish is warm with the smoky char notes remaining for a lingering heat.