Card Player wrote:I picked up Corner Creek a few months ago @$30. I enjoyed it for a bit because it was different having both rye and wheat present in a bourbon. I quickly grew tired of it knowing there is much better offerings out there. $30 might be closer to what it is worth. It was priced at $40, and at that price point you can get Elijah Craig 12, Buffalo Trace, Bulleit and Four Roses.
Unfortunately, there’s a lot of speculation about Corner Creek, but no real facts on the ground. There is very little evidence that it truly is a four-grain bourbon. As Chuck Cowdery has pointed out, the label used to read “wheat, corn, rye” but no longer does, and the owner apparently believes (but seems not to know for certain) that it’s a straight-up wheater. I would not assume it’s a four-grain.
For my money, I would take any of the bottles Card Player has listed over the Corner Creek (even at $30). It's not awful, but it is awfully boring. Here's my review of it. You'll note that I detected "rye spice" myself, but that could have been the yeast or oak I was picking up instead. I've had a good deal more experience with wheaters since then.