Interesting that you should ask that as I am just now drinking my first Knobb's Creek. My first sip I was a bit put off. Not what I was expecting. ( I had been enjoying my first Buffalo Trace. Wonderful stuff, much lighter.) Then I took another sip and another and now I think I am on my third, maybe fourth pour. I have been wanting to change to Elijah Craig, but every time I get up to charge my glass I splash just a bit more into my glass. Just a bit...
It has a sweetness that I can't quite place, not the honey I taste in Russell's Reserve, maybe more a molasses-burnt sugar. There some vanilla there and a hint of orange. A darker flavor there too, maybe oak-leather. Nice long finish.