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Proof: 88
Age: 8 Years
Distillery: Kentucky Bourbon Distillers’ Corner Creek Distillery in Bardstown Kentucky
Season: Early Spring

4.2 (83.33%) 6 votes
Corner Creek Bourbon is my new favorite “Bourbon 101” recommendation. Working in Louisville, I often come across out-of-towners that are looking to learn about American Whiskeys and want something that they can’t get at home. For just over $20 a bottle, this might be what you need.


I find the flavor profile to be relatively easy to dissect, and you can pick out a lot of individual flavors without “reaching.” The nose is really light and sweet with a bright floral nose and a hint of nuttiness. When you taste, initially you a re greeted with a strong vanilla flavor, with just a hint of cinnamon to cut the edge of the vanilla. This finish is really tannic and dry, with a hint of sweet cinnamon. I find the dryness to be appealing, but someone who prefers sweeter drinks may need to be introduced to Bourbon with another whiskey.



Although I own a bottle of this, I don’t believe I will rush out to replace it when it’s gone. If you want to try something new, the simple flavors of Corner Creek are refreshing, but I don’t often find myself reaching for it when I have guests that are seasoned tasters.  We give this bourbon a C.
My recommendation: If you are having a tasting for inexperienced drinkers, this is a cheap bottle with a lot of good flavors for them to dissect. If most of your guests are used to the more complex stuff, leave this at the liquor store.

I could be wrong, but if you have tried Corner Creek, leave your own review below!

2018-07-06T05:37:03+00:00March 19th, 2018|BOURBON REVIEW, C RATED BOURBONS|2 Comments


  1. Jay Tanner August 24, 2018 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    I like it alot. Coming from Maker’s MArk 46, I found this to be more complex and Less of a jo;t to the Patate. It definititly continues to roll out suble beams of hidden taste as it moves toward the rear exit of ones palate. Good Job!! the ” wild water used in this product is worth it to us folks who miss the old fresh water from our childhood lakes and streams

    • doran August 27, 2018 at 8:31 pm - Reply

      I see where you’re coming from. What I enjoy is it has a lot of different flavors for your palette to dissect. Great for tasting parties with a diverse crowd of bourbon drinkers.

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