Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve

Knob Creek is set to launch a new bourbon this February, the first new bottling since the original Knob was released some twenty years ago. The new bourbon, a single barrel offering, will come in at 120 proof, more than the 100 proof strength of the regular Knob Creek offering. You’ll get more knob when … Continued

Newton’s Apple

Saw this cocktail recipe on a Martha Stewart site. It calls for 2 ounces of Knob Creek, which is about the best start for a cocktail that I can think of… NEWTON’S APPLE 2 ounces Knob Creek Bourbon 3/4 ounce Thatcher’s Organic Elderflower Liqueur 3/4 ounce fresh apple juice 1/2 ounce Fresh Lime Juice Shake … Continued

Fortune Brands To Sell Non-liquor Assets

Fortune Brands, parent company to iconic brands like Jim Beam bourbon, Titleist golf, and Moen faucets, has decided to divest all non-liquor assets in an attempt to unlock shareholder value and tighten its corporate focus. What will remain at the end of the sell-off is a company that is chalk-full of what we like best: … Continued

Bourbon Eggnog

Ok, we’re coming to that time of the year when livers are taxed and belts are loosened. Here’s a recipe from which I shamelessly reprint here so I will remember it later. Do check out the Knob Creek site though… Bourbon Eggnog 6 large egg yolks ¾ cup sugar 2 ½ cups milk ½ … Continued

Knob Creek Single Barrel

I see lots of chatter out there about an upcoming release of Knob Creek Single Barrel. This addition to the Knob Creek line will be aged 9 years, like the original, but will be bottled at 120 proof. The release date is apparently February 2011. When we get our hands on a bottle we’ll put … Continued

Shakeup in the Spirit World? Fortune Brands Considers Its Options

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Fortune Brands may be warming to the possibility of a strategic breakup of the company. Fortune has three distinct businesses, one of which is Booze, which is why we care. They currently own the Jim Beam brand, Maker’s Mark, and Knob Creek, which is a holy trinity in … Continued

2010 Whiskey Offerings

I saw a great article on seriouseats today that is worth linking to here. The write-up highlights new whiskey offerings for 2010 from Buffalo Trace, Knob Creek, and Woodford Reserve, all favorites at The author highlights a bottling from Buffalo Trace’s Antique Collection William Larue Weller, a wheated bourbon: The sample I tried at … Continued