I recently brought up this topic in the chat room, and I'd like to get more opinions.
Woodford Reserve and Knob Creek are fairly common bourbons (at least here in Chicago) but do not appear to have a lot of fans here.
Why is that so? I'm curious to hear from experienced bourbon drinkers. What is it about these brands that make them less interesting? Lack of complexity? Odd flavor notes? Too much hype? Something else?
Full disclosure: I'm a bourbon newbie and I haven't tried either one yet. Frankly, there are a lot of other bourbons that are well-regarded here which are higher up on my to-taste list.
I will say that the two sales guys I trust at my neighborhood Binny's have steered me away from both WR and KC. Given that they introduced me to ETL and FRSB, they seem to have pretty good taste.
Thanks for your guidance, bourbon gurus.