I prefer my bourbon on the rocks, as I find that a little ice helps open up the whiskey. This is how I also tried this Knob Creek Small Batch to begin with, and quite honestly, I found it not quite to my taste as it only scored a 49/100.
What do I do with bottles of whiskey I don’t really enjoy? I find that making Manhattan’s with them makes the whiskey much more palatable. For whiskey I don’t like on the rocks, I mix two ounces of whiskey to a half ounce of Vermouth, and that is exactly what I did with this Knob Creek Small Batch.
Did it make the Knob Creek Small Batch drinkable for me? yes it did. As a Manhattan, this whiskey gained 10 points, and rose to a 69/100, which for me, is just enjoyable enough to keep sipping on. The Vermouth really turns the burnt sugar into something smoother, something that doesn’t turn my palate.
- Turns the burnt taste of this bourbon when straight into something softer and drinkable.
- The sugar in the Vermouth adds to the flavor, but if your watching your sugar like I am, you have to be careful not to have too many Manhattans.
|Manhattan - Blade And Bow||90||$55 / 750ml||Manhattan|
|Old Fashioned On The Rocks Knob Creek||83||$13 / 750ml||Old Fashioned|
|Manhattan - Fistful of Bourbon||80||$40 / 750ml||Manhattan|
|Manhattan - Four Roses Small Batch||76||$30 / 750ml||Manhattan|
|Manhattan - Legent||75||$35 / 750ml||Manhattan|
|Manhattan-Death's Door||74||$40 / 750ml||Manhattan|
|Manhattan - Wild Turkey||73||$35 / 750ml||Manhattan|
|Manhattan - Bulleit Bourbon||69||$28 / 750ml||Manhattan|
|Manhattan - Dogfish Head Alternate Takes||69||$55/ 750ml||Manhattan|
|Manhattan - Knob Creek Small Batch||69||$30 / 750ml||Manhattan|
|Manhattan - Elija Craig Small Batch||66||$27 / 750ml||Manhattan|
|Manhattan - Redemption Bourbon||53||$30 / 750ml||Manhattan|
|Manhattan Stillhouse||50||$25 / 750ml||Manhattan|
|Manhattan Agitator||49||$30 / 750ml||Manhattan|
|Manhattan - American XXX Born||35||$26 / 750ml||Manhattan|