Knob Creek Rye
It’s here! Knob Creek’s Rye Whiskey is finally here! Unveiled in the US in 2012, Knob Creek Rye has made its way to our fair shores, bringing with it a flavour profile that strikes a wonderful balance between your classic, spicy rye whiskeys and your sweeter, vanilla-fuelled high-rye-content bourbons.
Nose: Rich caramel, bright ginger and lingering menthol hints, with more herbaceous touches developing with the robust rye notes. A good core of oak spice, too.
Palate: Traditional rye spiciness, rich and mouth-coating, but not as overpowering as some other rye whiskey. Instead, there’s more development of the vanilla, brown sugar and soft butter notes.
Finish: Drying oak, white pepper and rye spice last on the finish.
Awards for Knob Creek Rye
- Gold – American Whiskey – 2017 – International Spirits Challenge
- Silver – American Straight Rye Whiskey – 2019 – International Spirits Challenge
- 3rd Place – Best Rye Whiskey – 2015 – International Whisky Competition
What some of our whisky loving friends have said about Knob Creek Rye
Quote 1: “As good as you’d expect from Knob Creek. From what I’ve learned through Beam/Suntory, the mash bill is 55% rye, 35% corn, 10% malt. The final bottling is blended from spirit aged in new charred oak for five to nine years and is bottled at 50% ABV. Plenty of wood and spice, and some rich toffee notes to round out what’s really a full-flavour whiskey. At 100 proof, there’s no shortage of fierce alcohol heat, either. It’s brilliant rye, but to my palate, has some distinct influences from its famous Bourbon cousin.”
Quote 2: “It is an underestimated whiskey. Sweet, with hints of caramel and chocolate, it is easy to drink more than you should. For me to appreciate neat. I do not want to stay without anymore.”