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Named after a little creek that ran by Abraham Lincoln’s childhood home, Knob Creek was created by Booker Noe, grandson of James Beam and sixth generation Master Distiller. Booker wanted to create a Super-Premium bourbon in the pre-prohibition style.
Knob Creek is a traditional bourbon with approx 70% corn and equal parts wheat and rye. It is aged for 9 years in 4-charred oak barrels and made in small batches. This process provides a sweet … Read more
Baker’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is aged for seven years in new oak barrels. It is a small batch bourbon made from the favorite recipe of Baker Beam, Grandnephew of Jim Beam.
Appearance: clear, medium amber with bronze hues and viscous legs
Nose: clean, medium with mellow notes of corn, grain, butterscotch, vanilla, oak with a touch of cream
Palate: Dry, well integrated alcohol with a slight drying quality, medium notes of corn, grain, cinnamon, … Read more
Appearance: clean, medium minus tawny golden color with thick legs
Nose: clean with a medium intensity of corn, kernel, maple syrup, brown sugar, floral and muted oak
Palate: dry, integrated but spicy alcohol, medium notes of corn, kernel, sourdough, maple syrup, cinnamon, pepper and soft oak. Medium finish with notes of kernel and sourdough
Rating: Average to good. Basic bourbon that sees limited time in oak so the wood influence is muted. This allows the … Read more
On a recent outing to Costco, we ran across a new item, the Kirkland Premium Small Batch Bourbon. You might be thinking, really, Costco is making bourbon now? Well, Costco isn’t really making bourbon; they sourced it from one of the distilleries and private labelled it. Given the price at $19.99, I was game to try it. My husband and brother-in-law drink bourbon like it was 1818 (it’s almost a water substitute at my place, … Read more
Looking for a Father’s Day gift that is both thoughtful and quick?
These picks are unique liquors that stand out among other spirits of the same type. What better way to show Dad that you think he’s one of a kind.
I’ve included multiple price ranges, but these were chosen for their taste and not their price tag.
Here are a few liquor picks for the discerning Dad on your gift-shopping list:Single-Malt Scotch:
Aberlour… Read more
Red Stag is a black cherry bourbon by Jim Beam that just hit the market this month.
I’ll admit that I was hesitant about the idea of a flavored bourbon, as I am quite protective of the spirit and didn’t want it to get the cough-syrup treatment.
However, this bourbon was a pleasant surprise.
It smells like real cherries with a backdrop of oak. It does have a sweet flavor, but that is balanced by … Read more
Jim Beam recently launched its first TV campaign with 3 funny new commercials, with the tag line “the bourbon.” Not satisfied with the success of these ads, Jim Beam now wants you to remake their ads. The creator of the best ad will win a grand prize of $25,000, a trip for four to Las Vegas, and a chance to have your video showcased on JimBeam.com. Four runners-up prizes, Sony HD Digital Video Cameras, will … Read more
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