"A beautifully fragrant nose of smoked jerky, toasted biscuit, and raisin cookie introduce this lightly spicy bourbon. The full bodied mouthfeel has a gentle sweetness that ends in a triumphant burst of spice cake and saddle leather."
- 94 Points, Ultimate Beverage Challenge
"Smells of sweet corn, buttered popcorn and pistachio nuts in the early stages; later whiffs pick up well-endowed scents of sautéed butter, oaky vanilla, beeswax and linseed oil. Palate entry is full-bodied, sweet and honeyed; at midpalate the taste profile turns drier, more intensely grainy-mashy and breakfast cereal-like. Finishes with notes of nougat, almonds, candy bar, and oak."
- 90 Points, Best Buy, Wine Enthusiast
"Knob was one of the first bourbons I had when I started taking whiskey seriously, and it’s still a kicker. No-nonsense, flint-hard nose: slickly-polished oak furniture, cinnamon stick, cracked rye, wet cornmeal, hard candies. Bang! A lean whiskey that gets in your mouth and explodes with rye spice and cinnamon candy, a sharp wedge that opens you right up. The finish echoes: oak, a dying fire, clean and almost crisp. Emphatic, bright, and swift."
- 90 Points, Value Pick, Whisky Advocate