Knob Creek 12 Year Bourbon
A welcome age-stated addition to Jim Beam's lineup alongside the newly reinstated original 9 year Knob Creek, this 12 year old whiskey (bottled at 100 proof) takes that classic profile and adds quite a bit of depth and maturity. The classic Beam peanut/cracker jack note is present, but richer, more honeyed, and with a serious dose of hard hitting oak and leather to lend a counterpoint. Spicy cinnamon, red velvet cake, and rich vanilla cream play alongside these in the beautifully full palate, with more dry oak, tobacco leaf, black pepper, and baking spice dominating the finish, which lingers in the way only truly well aged spirits can provide. A happy addition to the market, reinvigorating the Knob Creek label in a serious way.