Thursday, June 6, 2013

Knob Creek - I got me a headache...

by Keith Adams

Knob Creek
Knob Creek Distillery Clermont, KY

It's been a while... Since my last article they've killed off half the Stark family on Game of Thrones and Arrested Development aired an entire season. After the last episode of GoT I needed a drink that packed a punch so I went to the liquor cabinet. There it was, the bottle of Knob Creek taunting me with a fucking reminder that I hadn't yet reviewed this bourbon I purchased month's ago. You see, I've been putting off this review intentionally for a month or two now.  I know what you're thinking.... come on, there are so many awesome jokes and euphemisms for a bourbon named Knob Creek that an entire article could be written on that alone.  So what's taken me so long you ask. Well trust me, it's not the name that's been slowing me down. The knobstacle in my way is the after effects of this stuff.

The Good: This is a great tasting bourbon. At 100 proof it starts out hot and aged for 9 years gives it a nice sweet/woody taste.  You literally take a drink and ponder the joke possibilities of a bourbon with knob in the name that tastes like hot wood. I don't care who you are, there is some funny shit to be had right there! Beyond that it's a pretty one dimensional bourbon.  It has a very dry woody oak finish which is a nice characteristic that usually gets a bourbon a thumbs up in my book.

The Bad: This shit gives me a headache like you wouldn't believe the next day. We're talking a Frank Black type Headache here.

I've tried it 4 or 5 times now and it's the same result every time for me. This bottle will have to sit on the shelf and continue to taunt me until someone comes over and drinks the rest.

Taste: Sweet Wood/Spices
Price $30
Purchase Again: Not me but I would recommend others give it a try