This is not a regular bourbon. I mean, it says as much right on the bottle. If you're looking for a regular bourbon, I dunno... get a blantons or something... But if you're looking for a sweet treat with the alco-content of a bourbon, this does not disappoint. It's like pancakes on a Saturday morning.
Knob Creek Smoked Maple Bourbon Whiskey
Bourbon /45% ABV / Kentucky, United States
- Kentucky, United States
Sixth-generation distiller Booker Noe's quest for big flavor makes his bourbon even better with this smoked maple whiskey. Alive with smoked hickory and maple wood aroma and a hint of earthy grain, this blend has full-bodied, inviting maple notes that lift to smoke, complemented with rich vanilla and caramel flavors, finishing smoky, smooth, and slightly sweet. Enjoy Knob Creek® Smoked Maple neat, on the rocks, or in your favorite cocktailView all products by Knob CreekCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
Mark S.Verified BuyerDec 29 2021Verified Buyer VivecaVerified BuyerOct 18 2021Verified Buyer
Yes it’s sweet but man it’s suweeet! This is delicious. I like maple and I like it Smokey! If you find it too sweet you can add a little (very little) to your favorite whiskey or bourbon and still get the wonderful flavors this offers.
QuilVerified BuyerAug 10 2021Verified Buyer
It’s not a bad whiskey. It has good flavor and well rounded. I personally think it was too sweet. Sweet is fine, but I definitely think it’s better as a mixer than drinking neat. All around, it’s not bad, but I doubt a lot of Bourbon drinkers will enjoy it.
CarlaVerified BuyerMar 12 2021Verified Buyer
Sweeter than I wanted for the recipe I was trying. So I’d categorize it as a good sipping whiskey (with ice).
JasonVerified BuyerFeb 28 2021Verified Buyer
So very yummy
Timothy F.Verified BuyerFeb 27 2021Verified Buyer
Laura R.Verified BuyerFeb 4 2021Verified Buyer
This is so delicious.
Michelle R.Verified BuyerFeb 4 2021Verified Buyer
Nice and smooth taste, love the maple flavor. Will buy again.
JosiahVerified BuyerJan 24 2021Verified Buyer
Way too sweet
nina a.Verified BuyerNov 21 2020Verified Buyer
This is probably not for true bourbon drinkers but I use it for an GREAT old fashion with amerena cherries!
Because of the liquor’s aging process variation, bourbon’s colors range from light amber to dark caramel and each bottle must contain at least 40% ABV. Bourbon can only be called bourbon if it’s aged in an oak barrel; barrels must be new and are pre-charred to help the liquid extract as much flavor as possible from the wood.
While both whiskey and bourbon are made from the same base ingredients (a predominantly corn mash, yeast and water), a spirit can only be called bourbon if it’s crafted in the United States, surpasses a minimum 40% ABV and is aged in new, charred, white oak barrels. Bourbons are generally on the younger side of the whiskey family (compared to older whiskies like scotch) and thus deliver a sweeter profile.
Raise a glass to science: While rye, barley and wheat all contain the gluten protein, the actual gluten is removed during the bourbon’s distillation process, in which the gluten molecules are separated from the actual distillate used to make the final product.