With a family lineage that includes great-grandfather Jim Beam, seventh-generation Beam master distiller Fred Noe is loyal to the bourbon traditions set by his family. His father, Booker Noe, started Knob Creek Distillery, Clermont, Ky., 20 years ago with a goal to create bourbon that was made in the pre-Prohibition style. Keeping within the historical theme, he named the brand after a little creek that was located along Abraham Lincoln’s childhood home.
Booker Noe started with the best, most perfectly aged barrels of bourbon, his son explains, and blended them together in small batches. The resulting spirit was bottled at higher proof in order to create Knob Creek Bourbon, a superior quality, hand-crafted spirit that was bursting with flavor, Fred Noe explains.