Knob Creek Cask Strength Straight Rye

Rye

Knob Creek // Kentucky, USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    85
  • Avg. Rating

    4.05
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 143 )

This is the third rye expression under the Knob Creek brand following the straight rye release in 2012 and the Single Barrel Select release in early 2018. This bottling is aged for 9 years and was sourced from their Warehouse A, the oldest standing warehouse at their distillery. Bottled at cask strength of 119.6 proof, it is unfiltered. Available beginning June 2018.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    59.8
  • Rye
    Mash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • Cask Type
    new, charred American oak

Tasting Notes

"Knob Creek Cask Strength Straight Rye will be a welcome find for BTAC fans. A very hot aroma of heavily caramelized sugars, char hash marks, sap, and soaked wood. Give it a sniff blind you might mistake it for Sazerac or George T. Stagg. The palate is equally bold. Charred meat, roasted rye grain, pressed vanilla, and aggressive tannins. Adding some water adds some much needed sweetness and buttered shortbread."

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Flavor Profile

Rich & Spicy