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In 2009, Knob Creek® Bourbon went missing. Due to unanticipated double-digit growth, the distillery literally ran dry. And for loyal fans, it was their worst nightmare. 6Six months later, when another batch reached 9 years, you could hear the collective sigh of relief across the country. As a bourbon lover, what would be your scariest moment? Here are some of ours:
Opening the freezer only to find that you forgot to re-fill your ice tray.
Ordering an Old Fashioned and watching the bartender reach for a weaker bourbon.
That moment when you look around your new favorite bar and don’t see Knob Creek® bourbon.
The look in your eyes when someone tells you scotch, whiskey and bourbon are all the same.
When you don’t see “Kentucky” on a bourbon label.
Bourbon that’s described as light and delicate.
Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the leaves turning color, jackets coming out of the closet, crisp evenings with a glass of bourbon, and of course - football. Whether you're a fan of college, pro, or both, there is something reassuring when that first pigskin weekend kicks off and the official dog days of summer come to their long awaited end.
For some, there is nothing more synonymous with a football game than tailgating. Shoot, there are a lot of folks out there that think tailgating is a bigger deal than actually making it inside to the game. Friends gather at hallowed meeting places and traditions are celebrated and shared. Recipes for favorite game-day foods are brought out again and the camaraderie of rooting on your favorite team starts anew. In other words...people are looking to have a good time. And what goes better with a good time than a couple of cocktails?
My advice for game-day cocktails is to make it a crowd pleaser and keep it simple. To
I enjoy the bold, spicy taste of Knob Creek® Rye Whiskey while I grill. The other day, as I sipped my drink and waited for the grill to preheat, the penny dropped. I can grill my oranges, adding smoky, caramelized fruit flavors to my Old Fashioned. Why didn’t I think of this sooner?
How do I grill an Old Fashioned? While preheating the grill for the main course, I put an orange wedge on the grate for a minute or two, long enough to give it good grill marks. After the wedge cools down for a minute, I squeeze a little of the orange juice into a rocks glass, muddle it with sugar cubes and a dash or two of bitters, and stir in some Knob Creek® Rye. Add some ice, the squeezed orange wedge, and top with club soda, and I have a tasty beverage - just what I need to fortify myself for an evening of grilling.
(makes one drink)
1 orange wedge
2 dashes of bitters
2 sugar cubes (or 1/2 teaspoon sugar)
2 parts Knob Creek®
2 parts Knob Creek ® Bourbon
2 tablespoons blood orange juice
For the Fried Sage:
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 fresh sage leaves
In a mixing glass, add Knob Creek® and blood orange juice, and stir. Pour into 2 glasses and top each off with Prosseco for one drink. Garnish with sage. Cheers.
You know that it takes the original big, full flavor of Knob Creek ® Bourbon to make the original bourbon cocktail, the Old Fashioned. Now it’s time we give you the tools you’ll need to create damn great cocktails.
Our original bourbon brings big, full flavor to any bourbon cocktail. Use our rye if you want to bring a little extra spice, in your Old Fashioned for example.
Single Barrel Reserve features a higher proof and will bring a more robust flavor to your cocktails. Plus, no two bottles are the same making your cocktail feel even more special. And if you are looking for a smoky, sweet finish, try our Smoked Maple. When you want excitement and variety behind the bar, invite the whole family.
1. Big, Full Flavor Runs in the Family: For the ultimate bourbon bar, you’ve got to stay locked and loaded with the full line of the Knob Creek® Family.
2. An Old Fashioned is Anything But: Big flavor never goes out of style. You and your
Brothers, today we celebrate the damn great workers and everything they have contributed to the strength and well being of our country. Let’s all raise a glass to the hard working men and women and their incredible achievements.
KNOB CREEK® DAMN GREAT DRINK by Chef Michael Symon
1 ½ Parts Knob Creek® Single Barrel Reserve Bourbon
¼ Part Sweet Vermouth
¼ Part Amaro 2 Dashes Angostura® Bitters
Add all ingredients into a shaker over ice
Stir liquid and strain into cocktail glass over ice
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