View Full Version : Better Bargain? Bulleit vs Knob Creek Reserve

04-08-2013, 15:33
Okay, these aren't exactly comparable but here be the deals - Bulleit Bourbon @ $16 vs. KC1B @ $27.

I've already bought 2 of the first and 3 of the latter. I've had a couple pours of the Bulleit, which I like and find represents the Four Roses style very well. I believe it's fine everyday bourbon.

I don't care for Beam Black and haven't tried much else in the Beam line so far (only the Kirkland small batch, which I found good). Yet, most reviews of KC1B are good to great with the only reservation involving price.

So, which shelf (if either) would you clear?

04-08-2013, 15:41
KCSB at $27 is a great price. I really enjoy the spiciness of the KC. I usually pay $35 in SC.

04-08-2013, 18:00
I pay about $27 for KC and $35 for KCSB. How does it get shipped all the way to HI for only $27? Grab some brother before the store figures out they have priced it wrong.

04-08-2013, 18:03
They're discontinued. They know the prices, they have 'em as 1/2 off. Funny thing - Knob Creek Small Batch is still $40. Bourbon enthusiasm hasn't really hit here, yet. They only had 1 KC1B out at first, I bought it and came back the next day - 3 more appeared. ;) Here's the best part, my wife not only encouraged me, but asked if she should buy some (for gifts), too!

04-08-2013, 18:08
Bourbon enthusiasm hasn't really hit here, yet.

I'll be back late in the year to help you change that ;)

04-08-2013, 18:30
I'm saving some for ya!

04-08-2013, 19:54
That's a great price on both, though I'd be more inclined to grab the KC1B if I had to pick one. $27 is pretty good for a 9 year old barrel strength bourbon.

04-09-2013, 12:42
State minimums here I think don't allow anything to go on sale. So we pay about 25 for a bottle of Bulleit and I'm not sure about the KB, but i'm positive its more then that. Both good prices. Thats all I can really comment on as I haven't actually had either.

04-09-2013, 13:26
I lean toward the Knob Creek but would actually choose Beam Black over either of the two.

06-12-2013, 21:06
I lean toward the Knob Creek but would actually choose Beam Black over either of the two.

what?! JBB over either of these?

06-12-2013, 21:10
this is kind of a zombie thread but I have a bottle of JBB open as well as a bottle of Knob (albeit not the 1b) and I also like the JBB more. I feel like this bottle is better than previous bottles, and particularly good, while the Knob is just OK, while I've had much better bottles in the past. YMMV

06-12-2013, 21:12
ive only tried JBB once. i probably dont like it because its 86 proof. i like it punchy