GSN Review: Knob Creek 18

Knob Creek Bourbon is excited to announce the addition of a new, limited-edition bourbon to its portfolio: Knob Creek 18 Year Old. This latest release marks the oldest expression from Knob Creek to-date, and its introduction comes just in time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Knob Creek and the Small Batch Bourbon Collection.

Three decades ago, Booker Noe, grandson of Jim Beam and Sixth Generation Master Distiller, set out to define the standards for pre-prohibition style bourbon by introducing Knob Creek to the world. Today, Knob Creek continues to honor his legacy by pushing the boundaries of the bourbon category, and this new, extra-aged liquid reinforces the brand’s ongoing dedication and commitment to exceptional craftsmanship.

“As we celebrate 30 years of Knob Creek, it’s clear to me that Dad was ahead of his time in creating innovative expressions with big, bold flavors that defined pre-prohibition whiskey,” said Fred NoeBooker Noe’s son and Seventh Generation Master Distiller. “This new 18 Year Old liquid is a nod to his vision and commitment to quality and craftsmanship, and I know this is a whiskey he’d be proud to serve. I’m honored to further his legacy with Knob Creek’s oldest and boldest expression yet.”

GSN’s Remarks: A dark roasted character of espresso bean, burnt demerara sugar, bitter cocoa, and aged tobacco are the first tasting notes. To balance these characteristics, there are also softer and warmer hints of salted caramel, praline, toffee and hot chocolate on the palate. The body is medium-light, holding everything in place without making it seem too thick. The finish is long with the oak figuring prominently, along with plenty of milk caramel, candied nuts and sweet tobacco. Everything finishes up on a dry and finite note. A very well made bourbon, and despite the high age, nothing is overshadowed by the extra time in the barrel. Each savory and sweet note gets a chance to shine. GSN Rating: A+

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