View Poll Results: Maker's Mark or Knob Creek
Knob Creek 45 48.91%
Maker's Mark 47 51.09%
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Old 11-06-2010, 11:07 PM
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Maker's Mark or Knob Creek?

Just askin'.
Old 11-06-2010, 11:10 PM
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Maker's, baby! Though they're both good.
Old 11-06-2010, 11:44 PM
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Maker's Mark only because you don't have Woodford Reserve on there. That's the best thing ever.
Old 11-06-2010, 11:52 PM
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Knob Creek if those are my only options. Buffalo Trace if I get my pick of anything withing a similar price range.

This if I have my choice of anything at all.
Old 11-07-2010, 12:33 AM
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Knob Creek by a wide margin. Makers is good for mixing though.
Old 11-07-2010, 01:24 AM
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Never had Makers. Willing to try, though.
Old 11-07-2010, 01:34 AM
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Knob Creek if those are my only options. Buffalo Trace if I get my pick of anything withing a similar price range.

This if I have my choice of anything at all.
This is an intelligent man.
Old 11-07-2010, 02:28 AM
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Wow pretty close...
Old 11-07-2010, 06:05 AM
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Makers by a very small margin...
Old 11-07-2010, 07:41 AM
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This if I have my choice of anything at all.
Might I inquire as to the price range of this product? I may have just found my hubby's Christmas gift!
Old 11-07-2010, 08:21 AM
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Knob Creek if those are my only options. Buffalo Trace if I get my pick of anything withing a similar price range.
Agreed!
Old 11-07-2010, 09:33 AM
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Might I inquire as to the price range of this product? I may have just found my hubby's Christmas gift!
It's in the $100 range, depending on where you find it. I got a bottle as a christmas gift a few years ago and it's great.

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Old 11-07-2010, 09:59 AM
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Never tried Knob Creek but Maker's is nice.
Old 11-07-2010, 10:04 AM
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I've tried them all (except for the Pappy's); the distilleries are all within a few miles of where I live. Woodford Reserve is mighty excellent, though I am partial to the Four Roses Single Barrel.
Old 11-07-2010, 10:47 AM
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Maker's Mark for Manhattans, Knob Creek for sipping neat around the fire. Woodford Reserve is superior to both, but none hold a candle to A. H. Hirsch 16 Year Pure Pot Still.

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Old 11-07-2010, 10:55 AM
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Maker's Mark 46.
Old 11-07-2010, 11:33 AM
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I almost want to say Makers, because they send me cool shit in the mail (the Makers giftwrap paper is key), but the answer is Knob Creek.
Old 11-07-2010, 11:37 AM
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Maker's Mark for Manhattans, Knob Creek for sipping neat around the fire. Woodford Reserve is superior to both, but none hold a candle to A. H. Hirsch 16 Year Pure Pot Still.

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This stuff? Well, there goes my weekend shopping plans.
Old 11-07-2010, 11:47 AM
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Knob Creek all the way.
Old 11-07-2010, 12:26 PM
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Knob Creek in a landslide.
Old 11-08-2010, 09:17 AM
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Why you gotta make me choose?
Old 11-08-2010, 09:35 AM
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I prefer Maker's Mark
Old 11-08-2010, 09:42 AM
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Why you gotta make me choose?
This, of course, strikes to the crux of the matter. All right-thinking people keep both on hand, along with any number of others. Curent stock at our place is Maker's 46, Buffalo Trace, Elijah Craig 12, Evan Williams Single Barrel, Wild Turkey 101, Bulliett, a couple of ryes and a bottle of Redemption, which is just barely bourbon. I'm sure they kept it in the barrel not one minutes over two years, and it tastes it.
Old 11-08-2010, 10:19 AM
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You have 10 bottles of whiskey at your house? What are you, made of silver bullion?
Old 11-08-2010, 10:26 AM
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I approve of his collection, and would like to be his friend.
Old 11-08-2010, 10:31 AM
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You have 10 bottles of whiskey at your house?
No. That's just the bourbons and ryes. The scotch rack is slightly larger.
Old 11-08-2010, 11:19 AM
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Definitely Knob Creek. Evan Williams is nice. Woodford Reserve is nice. Any of these are miles better than Maker's.
Old 11-08-2010, 12:01 PM
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I like both, but Knob Creek is much better neat -- which is why I chose it. It's so good neat that I don't like to use it in cocktails (or even add water to it), but I have no hesitation making a Manhattan with Maker's Mark.

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Knob Creek if those are my only options. Buffalo Trace if I get my pick of anything withing a similar price range.

This if I have my choice of anything at all.
Is it going into a Manhattan, or am I sipping it neat? Knob Creek for sipping - Markers Mark for the Manhattan.

Agree about the 20 year old Rip Van Winkle being the ultimate, but this finishes a VERY close second!
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I see a lot of people talking about using makers in a Manhattan, but I want something spicier in a Manhattan. A real rye preferably (not Canadian whiskey, but something that actually features rye), but if that isn't available my go to is usually Wild Turkey 101.

When did Maker's become popular for Manhattans?

Labdad: That looks...really good.

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Old 11-08-2010, 12:12 PM
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You have 10 bottles of whiskey at your house? What are you, made of silver bullion?
Careful how you phrase that. There is whiskey, and then there is Whiskey. Frex, I've got
Bourbon
  • Maker's Mark
  • Maker's Mark Mint Julip
  • Wild Turkey 101
  • Knob Creek
  • (a small trace left of) Buffalo Trace
Scotch
  • Glenlivet
  • Glenfiddich
  • Macallan 12 year
and Whiskey
  • Jameson Original
  • Jameson 18 year
  • Bushmills Original
  • Bushmills Black Bush
Old 11-08-2010, 12:13 PM
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Knob is better than Makers, but only marginally. Both good!

I have a bottle of Maker's 46, given as a gift. Splendid.

I've been drinking Bulleit lately, a bit of an addiction.

If you want to talk/try bourbon in PDX, try http://popehouselounge.com/
Old 11-08-2010, 12:18 PM
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I enjoy both of them a lot, but generally go with Maker's. Some of that may be habit ... a delightful, warm, friendly habit like hanging out with a dear, dependable and trusted friend.

I do get Knob Creek once in a while just to mix it up.

(NB: I mean "for variety," not to mix with things.)
Old 11-08-2010, 12:21 PM
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I see a lot of people talking about using makers in a Manhattan, but I want something spicier in a Manhattan. A real rye preferably (not Canadian whiskey, but something that actually features rye), but if that isn't available my go to is usually Wild Turkey 101.

When did Maker's become popular for Manhattans?

Labdad: That looks...really good.
For the record, I prefer rye in a Manhattan myself. But if the choice is Knob Creek or Makers mark, make me a Makers Manhattan and give me the Knob Creek neat with water back.

And w/re rye, Black Maple Hill makes a 23 year old rye that is the finest whiskey I've ever tasted:

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The newest bottling from Black Maple Hill also clocks in at 95 proof. At five years older than the 18-year, this whiskey is surprisingly light, with a very bright and sweet aroma that comes across somewhat hot. Once tasted, the heat evaporates, replaced with an oaky smoothness. As with the 18-year, notes of pear, apple, sourdough and brown sugar dominate, but the effect is mellowed by the additional aging, and the finish is like a train leaving the station slow, prolonged, and touched with notes of gladness and sorrow. This whiskey was so good it made me downright emotional.
Old 11-08-2010, 12:28 PM
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I keep Knob Creek, Woodford Reserve, Buffalo Trace, Wild Turkey and Crown on hand for guests but the only one I EVER drink anymore is Stranahan's Colorado, neat. One sip and I swore off everything else and that was a whole lotta sips ago.

Now like Silenus and a few others, the Scotch shelves (3) are packed with choices.

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And w/re rye, Black Maple Hill makes a 23 year old rye that is the finest whiskey I've ever tasted:
It would be a sin to make a Manhattan with that!

My personal choice for a Manhattan is Russell's Reserve Rye. If I'm out of that, then Sazerac Rye. Then and only then (or in public) will I have a Manhattan made with bourbon.
Old 11-08-2010, 12:54 PM
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It would be a sin to make a Manhattan with that!
Indeed it would! I sip that from a quarter-ounce tasting glass. It's too precious to serve up in a 1.5 oz. shot.
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I actually really, really hate bourbon, but I voted for Knob Creek because mny inner 12 year-old giggles at the word 'knob.'


Heh heh...knob...
Old 11-08-2010, 12:59 PM
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I've never even seen Black Maple Hill 23 Rye. The worst part about living in a state where liquor can't be shipped, is I can't even shop online for hard-to-find items. I have to embark upon a journey to visit every boozery in town... which I don't mind doing, I'm just saying is all.
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I've seen it. I just can't afford it.
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Your massive, zillion-bottle bourbon and scotch collection says otherwise.
Old 11-08-2010, 01:20 PM
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I voted for Maker's, but I've been drinking Maker's 46 as my usual since I found it. It's a little mild sometimes though. I like the vanilla in Maker's Mark. Knob Creek is also good, but I don't like is quite as much as Jefferson's Reserve, Woodford Reserve, or Elijah Craig.

Thanks for the link, lieu. My husband's in Colorado at the moment, so I emailed him to see if he can find it for me.
Old 11-08-2010, 01:21 PM
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Maker's or Woodford. Never had Knob Creek, but I've driven by the distillery a few times.
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Hey, that collection took years to amass. The Scotch collection is shrinking, slowly but surely, since I'm not really replacing bottles as they give up their last drops.
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And w/re rye, Black Maple Hill makes a 23 year old rye that is the finest whiskey I've ever tasted:
Stop it. I can't afford to buy new Whiskey right now!

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I keep Knob Creek, Woodford Reserve, Buffalo Trace, Wild Turkey and Crown on hand for guests but the only one I EVER drink anymore is Stranahan's Colorado, neat. One sip and I swore off everything else and that was a whole lotta sips ago.
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You too!


This may have just become my favorite thread ever.

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Old 11-08-2010, 03:29 PM
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Hey, that collection took years to amass. The Scotch collection is shrinking, slowly but surely, since I'm not really replacing bottles as they give up their last drops.
Just know that it comes from a place of pure envy, not populist outrage .

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Careful how you phrase that. There is whiskey, and then there is Whiskey.
Yes yes, even with a vagina I am well versed on all of the differences and enjoy quite a few; it's easier to group them all as "whiskeys". I still maintain that all scotch tastes like trumped-up paint thinner (yes, I've had stuff as good as Balvenie Doublewood and the Glen's).

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Old 11-08-2010, 03:50 PM
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Just know that it comes from a place of pure envy, not populist outrage .
We're covering the French Revolution in my AP Euro class this week, so I wanted to make sure. Maybe if Louie had spent more time slugging back shots with the masses instead of sipping champagne he'd have come to a better end.
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On iceso it looks like Knob Creek. Interesting that one is good by itself while the other is better for mixing but then again I got some honey Seagrams 7 (seems like the new trend is a honey whiskey) and promptly ruined it by adding 7up to make a 7&7.
Old 11-08-2010, 04:02 PM
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Jim Beam, One of the finests burbons around and a quarter the cost.
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And w/re rye, Black Maple Hill makes a 23 year old rye that is the finest whiskey I've ever tasted:
I absolutely agree. I have two bottles I'm afraid to drink because I worry that I'll never find an adequate replacement. The 18yo is very nice as well, and less intimidating, so I go through it reasonably quickly.
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