Well, I've finally come up with a BOTM. After a lot of time spent going over the BOTM archives, and a bit of deliberation, I came up with a BOTM that I think is somewhat befitting. As most of you know, Jim has been working on some major changes to SB. It's a very big step, and historically worth noting. In going over the BOTM archives, I saw that Knob Creek was the very first BOTM, done ten years ago this very month. So, I thought KC would kinda fit as a look back at the history of SB. At the same time, it can also serve as marking a step going forward in the evolution of SB.
Below is what Jeff posted ten years ago.
A little bit from my perspective on the BOTM; Knob Creek has changed a bit to me over the years. Or maybe I should say my tastes may have changed some over the years. I bought a bunch of KC from a bar many years ago for a discounted price because they wanted to get rid of it. I pretty much drank it back then with Coke. It was my go to "mixer". I've now began to appreciate KC more as a sipper too. Nine years old, 100 proof, what can I say? Yes it may have the Beam profile, but like others, maybe I too have begun to appreciate the differences in the profiles of products from different distilleries a little more. Hell, my niece got married last Saturday, and at the reception, I opted for KC over MM. Yeah, I went with something that wasn't a wheater. Just goes to show ya'……….
A big thanks goes out to Jim (AKA "The Boss") for providing us this great place to share our love of bourbon, and for all the hard work he puts in updating, and keeping the sight going. Here's to the last ten years of BOTM,s and also to the next ten years.
Cheers and happy posting! Joe