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  1. #21
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    Re: Knob Creek: Yay or nay?

    It's OK. I drink it. Better stuff around for thr money though.
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    Re: Knob Creek: Yay or nay?

    Quote Originally Posted by TNbourbon View Post
    I keep seeing that. For God's sake, stop it! It's never less than $30 here, and more like $32, then tax!
    Here it is $35.95, though no tax. Still too high. There is other stuff I like better at lower prices.

    I like it okay. Actually, for a number of years after WT 101 went from 8yo to NAS (at least for the domestic market), KC was my standard pour.
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    Re: Knob Creek: Yay or nay?

    Okay, brass tacks, here's a taste note.

    Nose: pleasant nose of florals and citrus, like one of those mango vodkas but with a deeper background informed by wood and smoke.

    Taste: less smoke in the flavor, citrus still present, good round taste with some arak-like hints (the anise signature of modern Beam), and some sweetness. The proof is barely noticed.

    Aftertaste: quite light but with hints of wood and anise.

    A fine bourbon, sometimes less anise-tasting than this current sample. Like Booker's but lower proof. Good stuff.

    Gary
    Last edited by Gillman; 05-28-2008 at 18:40.

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    Re: Knob Creek: Yay or nay?

    Not really a fan of KC myself--lots of others I'd take for the same money, and several for less. Give me Eagle Rare for about the same $ here, or Elijah Craig for considerably less. It's not as bad as some though, not really bad per se anyway, just not really that good either

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    Re: Knob Creek: Yay or nay?

    I like KC but have only had it at bars and have no plans to buy a bottle any time soon. With KC at $28.99 for 750ml's, I'll take ERSB (750) for a dollar less, EC12 for $19.99 (750) or OGD 114 (750) for $23.99 instead. The list goes on...
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    Re: Knob Creek: Yay or nay?

    It can still be had for $20 here, so I buy some now and again.

    -Kevin

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    Thumbs up Re: Knob Creek: Yay or nay?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    Like Booker's but lower proof. Good stuff.

    Gary
    I totally agree. I have always felt that KC and Booker's share a taste profile very closely. I believe that at some point I described Booker's as, "KC on steroids".

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    Re: Knob Creek: Yay or nay?

    I like Knob and always have, but I think the key to the brand's success has been its pricing. They then pretty much set the standard for that segment of the market, which is where most of the action has been for the last few years.

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    Re: Knob Creek: Yay or nay?

    nay.

    maybe, sometimes, if it were $18 a bottle.
    True Liquid-Love: Pappy 15 . Lot B . GTStagg . ETLee . VWFRRye . Baby Saz

  10. #30

    Re: Knob Creek: Yay or nay?

    I actually go back and forth on it--i have a bottle on hand now and had some tonight and it didn't seem half bad, last time I had some, it didn't seem that great *shrug*

 

 

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