Knob Creek

Knob Creek Cask Strength Rye Whiskey Barreled 2009


Current stock: 10

This cask strength, powerful rye has been one of our sleeper picks all year. Then, in early December, the Whisky Advocate rated it as their #2 whisky of 2018. Naturally, all hell broke loose. We had to hide our stash from the cherry pickers we’ve never met and save them for you, our PRIMA faithful.

Being a barrel strength rye, it’s almost 60% ABV and must be cut to be wholly enjoyed. Put a couple of ice cubes in a snifter and you’ll get notes of caramelized sugar, vanilla, marshmallow, honey roasted peanuts, Amarena cherry and even over-ripe banana. Beyond all of this, however, is all of that rye-spice that distinguishes the best from the mediocre. Notes of cardamom, cigar leaf and even lantana show here in the finish.
This is a fantastic bottle of rye that deserves all of the superlatives it’s received this year.