Knob Creek 2018 Release Cask Strength Rye Whiskey
Named “Best Rye Whiskey” at the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, this Rye was barreled in 2009 and bottled at 119.6 proof. Black pepper and baking spices upfront give way to sweeter flavors of brown sugar, honey, and vanilla. The higher proof is manageable and sweet flavors do well to counter the spicy pop providing balance. The finish starts with spicy heat and a bold intensity reminding you of the proof. The intensity fades quickly, leaving baking spices and charred oak against brown sugar and honey.