BourbonBlog.com gives you a first taste of the new Knob Creek Rye whiskey. Jim Beam tells us Knob Creek Rye be available in select markets starting in March 2012 and released nationally in July 2012 at a suggested retail price of $35.99 for a 750ml bottle.
Here is our review of this new rye, bottled under the Knob Creek name. It delivers some new, bold rye flavors unlike other ryes which are on the market. At the same time, it has detectable, signature Beam whiskey notes.
Knob Creek Rye Whiskey Review
Whiskey: Knob Creek Rye Whiskey
Distillery: Jim Beam, Clermont Kentucky
Age: Blended, with rye whiskeys up to 9 years old, label reads, “Patiently aged”
Proof: 100 Proof, 50% ABV
Color: Medium amber
Nose: Somewhat herbal as often comes through in a rye. Good barrel aged characteristics
Taste: Bold and smooth. Tobacco, cherry, a slight hint of pear flavor. Nice warming and luscious rye, delivers heat but isn’t too hot. Has a nice bite with oak.
Finish: Oily, slightly dry and some charcoal.