About Knob Creek 2015 Belmont Stakes Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Following the end of the American Revolutionary War, Johannes Reginald Beam emigrated from Germany to the United States, and eventually settled in Kentucky County. At the time, Kentucky County was still considered part of Virginia, and was overseen by a military governor named John J. Bowman. After settling in Kentucky, Beam began harvesting corn and set forth a family tradition by distilling the excess grains he harvested into whiskey. Since then, seven generations of the Beam family have been involved in whiskey production for the eponymous company (the company is actually named after James Beam, who rescued it following Prohibition).
Knob Creek Bourbon was created by Beam’s grandson, Booker Noe, who after joining the family business in 1950 was promoted to Master Distiller just ten years later. Booker talked like a true Kentuckian and was known for his contagious personality, and through his launch of the “Small Batch Bourbon Collection” — the collection includes Knob Creek as well as Basil Hayden’s, Booker’s and Baker’s bourbons — he is often credited as the father of the small batch bourbon movement.
Knob Creek Bourbon takes its name from the small water source, Knob Creek, that ran through President Abraham Lincoln’s childhood farm. Booker’s vision for Knob Creek Bourbon was that of an honest, quality bourbon that could meet the standards — strength, flavor, care and patience — of bourbon made before prohibition distressed the industry just decades earlier. Like Abraham Lincoln himself, Booker designed Knob Creek Bourbon to be honest, unwavering and full of character.
Knob Creek Kentucky Straight Bourbon is made in small batches, aged for nine years and bottled at 100 proof according to Booker’s original standards. To commemorate this year’s Belmont Stakes, Knob Creek has released the very special Knob Creek 2015 Belmont Stakes Kentucky Straight Bourbon bottle, which is adorned with a checkered mix of pale blues and a horse rider’s silhouette.
Knob Creek 2015 Belmont Stakes Kentucky Straight Bourbon has a noticeably dark color, with an aroma of oak, caramel, cherries and sour peach candy. The palate is filled with notes of fresh toast, maple syrup and beer nuts, and leads to a long, smooth finish with just a bit of a bite.
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