KiwiBoyInJapan wrote:does anybody else think the name Knob Creek is f**king funny?)
Knob Creek, Kentucky was one of the boyhood homes of Abraham Lincoln, and the bourbon is named after it in his honor.
regarding the OP, i find that you definitely get used to the higher alcohol content. once you get used to it, you'll find all kinds of tastes hiding under the alcohol. i rarely notice alcohol burn anymore, though i did find the first 100+ proof whiskey i ever drank to be unpleasant due to burn.