Knob Creek Cask Rye Whiskey is a “pre-prohibition style.” Aged for 9 years and stored in Warehouse A, the oldest standing rackhouse at the Jim Beam distillery in Clermont, Kentucky, this cask strength rye whiskey, bottled at 119.6 proof, takes Knob Creek Rye Whiskey (named “World’s Best Rye” at the 2016 International Wine & Spirits Competition) to the next level as an ultra-aged, unfiltered rye whiskey.
Knob Creek Cask Rye Whiskey (119.6 proof)
Visual: Medium gold.
Nose: Rich and deep rye tonality with a heady amount of oak char and rye spice. Quite intense and compactly presented.
Taste: Nice balance of flavors even at this high-proof. A knockout rye punch caressed by a grand amount of oak and creosote. The flavor opens into a smoother and softer, somewhat caramel flavored finish when tempered by some water.
Finish: Long and dry with a swirl of spice to leave a lasting impression.
Overall: It’s obvious why Knob Creek wins spirits competitions. It’s a rock solid product. This version just kicks it up a notch for those looking for even character and intensity.
GSN Rating: A
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