Made in small batches, patiently aged in the deepest charred barrels, and bottled at a full 100 proof to maintain its big flavor. It’s made of the highest quality rye which gives it a unique spicy, smooth flavor perfect for cocktails.
Rye Whiskey has achieved a massive resurgence in the business in recent years. Knob Creek's small-batch rye whiskey is the epitome of the resurrection of this fermented grain whiskey. So it's no surprise that this rye is one of the most celebrated whiskeys today, with its comprehensive notes of herbs, robust rye, delicate bits of wood, and traces of vanilla. 60
The hardest-working rye whiskey is made from the highest-quality rye grains. This Knob Creek Straight Rye Whiskey, bottled at 100 percent, combines typical rye spice with the characteristic Knob Creek sweetness. Its high corn mash bill is best suited for bourbon drinkers wishing to enhance their rye collection. Ask the jury of the 2016 World Spirits Competition, who declared Knob Creek Rye the World's Best Rye, if you don't believe us. Its 100 proof is a plus, making it assertive but still drinkable. As a result, it can be enjoyed straight, on the rocks, or in cocktails if you prefer a more classic flavor with a moderate bit of extra heat and power.
Knob Creek Whiskey is the sole classic ongoing rye product in Jim Beam's Small Batch Collection, and it's bottled at the exact proof as to the regular Knob Creek Bourbon. The nose is mighty for a whiskey that is meant to be about 51% rye. The flavors of freshly cracked rye grain, green apple, and charred oak merge together. Furthermore, there's a coating of the smoky syrup on the bottom. Finally, there are light notes of rye grain, white pepper, citrus rinds, vanilla, pine effervescence, and oak on the palate. The finish begins with a hint of heat that fades away, leaving a coating of mild rye and tannic oak that lingers. It's an excellent way to round off the drink.
The flavors in Knob Creek rye whiskey are highly complex. It's 100 percent alcohol, but it's surprisingly drinkable. It's created with the finest rye, giving it a distinct peppery, smooth flavor that's ideal for cocktails. Any typical whiskey cocktail gets a peppery bite from the rye flavor. They don't say how old it is, instead claiming "patiently aged" on the label, and they don't say where their grain comes from, instead claiming that they source the "highest-quality rye to create the World's Best Rye."
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