Where other bourbons stop short, we push further to get fuller flavor, aging longer to soak up more complexities from the charred-oak barrels. Then we bottle it at an uncompromising 100 proof -- the way it was meant to be, before corner cutters tried to make people forget what true pre-prohibition style bourbon tastes like.
When the very first bottle of Knob Creek was released, its mission was to restore whiskey to the way it was meant to be - patiently aged and full-flavored. This commitment not only helped Knob Creek overturn all the softer, milder, whiskeys on the market, it was also a major step toward making the small-batch whiskey movement what it is today.
We don’t age our bourbon nine years and longer because we’re required to. We do it because the extra time and effort are well worth it. Under the care of seventh-generation distillers, minutes become days, the days become years and the years become bourbon. Refined enough to sip, yet strong enough to carry a cocktail. We call it Knob Creek.