Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Distillery Bottling
New American Oak
44.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
17 Jun 2011 1:43 pm

Average value

€ 60.02

5 × in wishlist

44 × member ratings

73 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Corner Creek Reserve

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.74 points

  1. Mortlach19 scored this whisky 85 points Newbie

    In the last 10 years I have bought a bottle again and again - often the unbeatable 1.75 liters for around € 60. Corner Creek is a decent middle class bourbon, more on the spicy than on the sweet side, with nice malt and an elegant barrel note. There are neither glue nor other wrong notes, the drinking strength is wonderful, dangerously tasty. For me a nice digestif. And - someone already wrote this - somehow close to middle-aged Armagnacs.
    The only drawback, it remains in the dark what is actually in the bottle, both in terms of the distillery and the age. But that applies to many of the bourbons from Frankfort, which are not so common.

  2. The_Osprey scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    Corner Creek Reserve Bourbon 44%.

    25ml at home, June/July 2021.

    Very amber orange in appearance.

    A touch empty and one-dimensional on the nose. Char, uncooked corn, margarine, cooking oil, plasticine.

    Taste is citrussy up front for sure, a bit spiritous and bitter. Thin with bitter oak and not too much of the 'sweet' character I really expect from bourbon. Burnt orange peel. Bitter char and some slightly acrid floral notes, spicy linger.

    I’m guessing there’s a fair amount of rye, which can be great – but it depends. It’s just not coming together that well, something is jarring. I had read some good reviews and I was hoping to agree with them … but this is a pretty below-average flavour profile for me unfortunately. 2.9/70

  3. Igitor scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  4. tangtang scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    not a bad bourbon, now not the high-flyer, but quite ok for in between.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Strongly spicy, slightly alcoholic, fruits, apples and cherries, restrained sweet, some vanilla and caramel, nuts but more of the spicy variety, later then notes of slightly burnt wood
    • Taste
      83 83
      sweet and oily at the beginning, rather soft, slightly spicy, vanilla and caramel, a little pepper, then the fruits flash through briefly and it becomes tart.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Spicy finish with the spicy nuts on the nose again, becoming tart, a lot of oak, only subtle sweetness present

  5. Big_O scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    A gluggable drinker. Savoury bourbon with more spice than caramel. Okay but not fabulous.
    • Nose
      Pine needles and cinnamon with walnut and nutmeg.
    • Taste
      Honey and some light citrus, oily orange note increases.
    • Finish
      Finishes off with a lemon sherbet hit.

  6. claymore84 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 04-13-2021.

  7. pecathor scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    probably the first bourbon I have ever tasted, can't really say much, it doesn't bother me, wouldn't mind drinking it again, but not like I would buy a bottle to keep
    • Nose
      83 83
      vanilla, apple, leather
    • Taste
      82 82
      apple, cinnamon, spice, oak, sweet, slightly rotten fruit
    • Finish
      80 80
      short, quite weak and mild

  8. craide scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Simple and for me quite one-dimensional whiskey. Not really much variety and the transition between nose, palate and finish does not seem smooth and round to me. In addition, the alcoholic note that always comes up bothers me.
    It doesn't really suit my taste.
    • Nose
      78 78
      First fresh wood, slightly fruity like oranges, but the fruit note becomes a little more intense over time. Cherries are added. There is also a light honeyed sweetness with herbs, looks a bit dusty like old furniture, somehow soapy,
    • Taste
      77 77
      Soft, creamy mouthfeel, slightly fruity, rather sweet, syrupy sweetness,
      Wood, slightly chocolate, spicy with a little cinnamon.
    • Finish
      75 75
      Short finish, mild, dry, slightly alcoholic, subtle spice, cinnamon

  9. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  10. valery77 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      H Integral, initially closed. Just sawn board, vanilla, sawdust, new leather furniture, very delicate notes of the carpentry workshop, a hint of marinade, cherry jam, an apple, almonds, fruit drops, dried condensed milk. Over time, something like rotten fruit is added. 22
    • Taste
      In Moderate, moderately dry. Oak tannins, black pepper, cherry, apple bone, overripe apricot, perfume motifs, a little salt. 21
    • Finish
      F Average in length, smoothly fading, tannic, with unexpectedly added alcoholic bitterness, which noticeably spoils the picture. 20
      Zadublenny, calm, soft, you can even say, "sleek" bourbon, although the finish let down. A note of rotted fruit in flavor, for me, gives spice, although someone may scare. Balance 21.
      Total 84


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