Knob Creek 2009 Cask Strength Rye Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Knob Creek 2009 Cask Strength Rye

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  • Distiller:

    Beam

  • Bottler:

    Beam

  • ABV:

    59.8%

  • Age:

    9 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 93
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: At the same time, it’s lemony bright, warmly spiced, tremendously rich, and oh-so-good! Pour on the water and enjoy the ride!
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: Knob Creek Cask Strength Rye is good. I’ve had single barrels I like more than this, but it’s good.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The finish is long and spicy with a hint of honey. Excellent!
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: You know how you’re supposed to have hot food during a heat wave? Like spicy food? This is totally the whiskey equivalent of that.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: It’s refreshing to drink a whiskey that’s positioned as a limited edition that tastes good but otherwise doesn’t have any inherently special qualities or will break the bank, though everyone’s threshold is different.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: All told, it’s definitely a worthwhile whiskey, though you can really do just as well with the 100-proof Knob Creek Rye for far less coin.
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: Wine Enthusiast
  • Excerpt: The palate is big and spicy, with vanilla and coconut leading into a surprising pop of black cherry on the finish.
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: Modern Thirst
  • Excerpt: A well-rounded and full-bodied Kentucky Rye Whiskey, Knob Creek Cask Strength Rye is well worth the price.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: This really changes over time, starting as sweet and almost vegetal and transforming into a dry, bold, oaky rye. I really dig it, and think it's about time that KC gives us something like this.
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  • Intro:

    This is a cask strength rye released under the Knob Creek label by Beam/Suntory. This comes from Warehouse A and is bottled at 59.8% ABV. I worked through a bottle of this, but was dumb enough to not take a bottle kill picture.

  • Nose:

    Toffee, clove, pepper, rye spice. Nice sweetness. Some musty oak. Little bit of light spearmint, but very little. Could be a little green vegetation.

  • Taste:

    Medium mouth feel. Honey, toffee, caramel. Waffles and syrup. Rye spice. Lots of clove, pepper and tobacco. Mild heat, but not punishing despite being almost 60% ABV.

  • Finish:

    Long, a bit more heat here, but lots of pepper, cloves, tobacco and some real robust oak.

  • Overall:

    This really changes over time, starting as sweet and almost vegetal and transforming into a dry, bold, oaky rye. I really dig it, and think its about time that KC gives us something like this.

  • Score:

    7

  • By t8ke
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