Knob Creek Rye
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.”