I picked up this mini bottle of On The Rocks Knob Creek Old Fashioned pretty much on a whim. They had a rack of them by the check out and I’d never seen them before, and it said Bourbon, so I grabbed a bottle.

I’m not a huge fan of Knob Creek Bourbon’s to be honest with you. When I reviewed Knob Creek Small Batch it scored a 49/100 but I’m happy to say this makes a much better Old Fashioned.

This premade On The Rocks Knob Creek Old Fashioned has a sweet fruity nose. That burnt sugar and char I didn’t like so much with the straight Knob Creek Small Batch mixes well to make an Old Fashioned. It likely also benefits from being diluted down to 35% ABV, compared to 50% for the Small Batch.

The palate is a pleasant woody char followed by sweet. If you like a sweet mixer, you will love this On The Rocks Knob Creek Old Fashioned. If your like me, and can’t have a lot of sugar, this mixer might not be the best choice for you.

I did enjoy sipping this Old Fashioned, but by the second tumbler I had a headache, which is what too much sugar does for me. I literally don’t eat any sugar or carbs, so this my just be a “me” issue.

If it weren’t for the headache, On The Rocks Knob Creek Old Fashioned, would have scored a 90 as a mixed drink, but for me the headache brought that score down to an 83/100.

On The Rocks Knob Creek Old Fashioned


  • Great value at $13 bucks for a bottle. Sure, it’s a small bottle but even if you buy two that’s only $26 bucks for a regular sized bottle’s worth.


  • If you like sipping bourbon, this might be a tad sweet. For me it was almost like a desert drink.
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