Knob Creek Bourbon (750ml)
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The Beam family has been distilling since 1795 when Johannes Beam first started making corn whiskey on his farm. People used to bring their own jugs to fill at the distillery and it wasn’t until 1880 that the distillery began bottling under the name “Old Tub.” Prohibition put a stop to “Old Tub” and the distillery was destroyed but James Bauregard Beam rebuilt the distillery in 1933 and a decade later they changed the name to Jim Beam. Today, the Jim Beam brand is the best selling bourbon brand in the world and boasts an extensive product lineup.
Knob Creek Bourbon was named after a little creek that runs just south of the distillery, the same creek that ran by Abraham Lincoln’s childhood home. Booker Noe, 6th generation Beam and master distiller emeritus created Knob Creek to reflect the strength, flavour, care, and patience that defined pre-prohibition bourbon. It is reminiscent of a bootlegger’s flask with newspaper scrawled on the label, harkening back to the decade’s old custom of wrapping bottles in newspaper at the distillery.
From the distillery: In the glass, the colour is copper to medium amber. On the palate, rich, sweet, woody, full-bodied, almost fruity.
Made from 75% corn, 13% rye, and 12% malted barley, aged for nine years in new, charred oak barrels. Bottled at 100 proof.