American Whiskey - Flavored

Knob Creek Smoked Maple Flavored Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

From: Kentucky, United States Liquor Review Category: Flavored American Whiskey

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Tier 2
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Knob Creek, aged for 9 full years and personally selected by the master distiller, is considered one of the most successful premium bourbons on the market. The Knob Creek Smoked Maple expression takes their flagship bourbon and infuses it with flavors of maple sugar and smoke (obviously enough from the label). It was launched in the fall of 2013 and is the first flavored expression of the Knob Creek line unusual for being a full 90 proof and long-aged (we're presuming the full 9 years).

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This bottle has 8 ratings and 8 reviews.
Phizbin Phizbin (361)
Rating: 1.0 (2016-02-01)
Oh, yuck. This might've been 2 stars but I deducted because the Knob Creek name should mean something better than this. The aroma is a full, smoky, maple syrup nose. But God damn it! The thing is SO sweet. It's not a bourbon; it's a liqueur. It's a flat out maple syrup creme liqueur. It's so sweet it's undrinkable. I put in a bunch of bitters and more ice to try and make an Old Fashioned out of it. That made it worse. Just avoid. Totally, completely, avoid unless you're putting it on pancakes. I bet it's good on pancakes and waffles.
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Phizbin (2016-02-14):
I found a use for this whiskey! About an ounce-and-a-half of this stuff in a pot of chili works wonders. It adds a sweet, smokiness to the chili. As a cooking ingredient, fantastic. This makes sense, because I think the main ingredient is sugar and liquid smoke.

Phizbin (2016-02-14):
I found a use for this whiskey! About an ounce-and-a-half of this stuff in a pot of chili works wonders. It adds a sweet, smokiness to the chili. As a cooking ingredient, fantastic. This makes sense, because I think the main ingredient is sugar and liquid smoke.

Phizbin (2016-02-14):
I found a use for this whiskey! About an ounce-and-a-half of this stuff in a pot of chili works wonders. It adds a sweet, smokiness to the chili. As a cooking ingredient, fantastic. This makes sense, because I think the main ingredient is sugar and liquid smoke.

jaketaz jaketaz (210)
Rating: 2.0 (2015-06-10)
Crown Maple is cheaper and tastes more like maple. Pains me to say that since I try not to support the Crown brand. What smoke I do sense is more cigarette and less campfire. Plus you also get the standard Knob burn, which adds up to a less than pleasurable experience.
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Kenmei Kenmei (12)
Rating: 3.0 (2015-04-08)
It's a good whiskey but the price point around me is way too high for what it offers. The taste is excellent and you definitely get more whiskey with this maple than most other liquors that have a maple taste. However, for 40 dollars, it's hard for me to recommend this over some other whiskeys at the same price point. I'd much rather get the Crown Maple for 15 dollars less and live with the fact that it tastes more like maple than anything else.
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flintquatch flintquatch (210)
Rating: 4.0 (2015-03-20)
Its good, the whiskey is defintly more prominent than in most maple whiskeys, and it should be at 90 proof. Sweet, no doubt, but that comes with maple. I cant say its my favorite, but damn good.
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scalihan scalihan (44)
Rating: 4.0 (2014-11-27)
Suuuuuuper sweet. If youre looking for a holiday sweet dessert treat this is your animal. And next morning you can pour it in your waffles.
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Muncher Muncher (584)
Rating: 4.0 (2014-08-09)
Couldn't say it any better than Irishman did. It is a little sweet, but some cubes or water cuts that down. If you're in the mood for dessert it fits the bill nicely. Edith really needs to expand her horizons. A lot of the components of the quality whiskeys that she criticizes and calls "harsh" are supposed to be there and are anything but. Just like criticizing a quality black coffee when all you're accustomed to drinking are lattes with syrup, whipped cream, chocolate chips, and sprinkles.
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Edith MaGoo Edith MaGoo (66)
Rating: 2.0 (2014-01-26)
Terrible. Its as horrible and bad as regular Knob Creek, but with a hint of maple. It doesn't even hold a candle to Crown Royal Maple.
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Irishman Irishman (316)
Rating: 4.0 (2013-12-19)
Incredibly sweet - this is maple syrup in a bottle of bourbon. It's very well done, no question about the quality, but you have to be ready for the extreme syrup infusion before you order one of these. I didn't sense too much of the "smoked" so don't expect this to come with a campfire. Still, worth a drink.
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