Knob Creek Cask Strength Rye 2009
Whiskey Advocate # 2 Whiskey of the Year 2018 :: This is a must-buy for American whiskey lovers. The Cask Strength Rye is a special, limited-edition whiskey that features Knob Creek's biggest and boldest rye liquid yet. In addition to the accolades from Whiskey Advocate, this Cask Strength beauty was also named BEST RYE WHISKEY at the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Ultra rich and savory, this extra-aged, uncut and unfiltered straight rye whiskey has 119.6 proof.
When Booker Noe created Knob Creek, he revived full-flavored, pre-prohibition style bourbons and ryes. Each bottle stands as a hard-earned piece of American whiskey history, and each barrel tells a story of its own, uniquely influenced by nature, time and its individual journey.
|Region||United States, Kentucky|
Whisky AdvocateThis limited-edition rye from Knob Creek beat the odds to rise to number two by flexing its muscle to impress tasters from both the U.S. and the UK. Superlatives were in good supply: intense, massively chewy, huge, very bold, aggressive. This 9 year old, unfiltered, cask-strength bottling simply presents heaps of flavor for a fair price. Caramel-drizzled flan, charred marshmallow, and honey-roasted peanut aromas lead to mouth-filling flavors of tropical fruits, citrus oil, and peach nectar. Lemony bright with cinnamon and peppery spice galore, it’s surprisingly drinkable at proof, but water really unpacks the flavors.