Knob Creek Twice Barreled Rye Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Knob Creek Twice Barreled Rye

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  • Distiller:

    Beam

  • Bottler:

    Beam

  • ABV:

    50%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 84
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: Much like an orange spiked with cloves, it's got a lot of spiciness and splits the difference between rye and bourbon, which isn't a bad thing at all. Great intro for rye novices.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: It doesn’t deliver a typical spicy flavor profile, and that’s okay in this case. Its sweeter flavor profile presumably originating from the double barrel finishing process plays nicely with the rye spice that is noticeable and delivers an easy sipping rye.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: It’s a mellower, yet richer and smoother cousin to Knob Creek’s Straight Rye Whiskey, and only about $10 more.
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  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Heaps of spice—clove and cinnamon hearts candies—will delight rye fans, as the mix of berry fruits and lively spices really comes to life with water, revealing bitter citrus pith, black pepper, vanilla, and a finish of generous char and tobacco smoke.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: Air time is your friend here, as it tempers the more savory characteristics and lets more of a warming spice note begin to dominate, but that’s an awfully long time coming.
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  • Raided Score: 72
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: More like a young craft rye than something notable from Beam. Disappointing, to say the least.
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  • Intro:

    This is a Knob Creek rye rebarreled in #4 charred barrels.

  • Nose:

    Honey, spice, peanuts, floral and fresh. Pepper, vanilla, fresh baked bread.

  • Taste:

    Thin mouth feel. No heat. Sweet caramel, musty cardboard, honey and confectioners sugar. Grassy and floral. Faint oak presence.

  • Finish:

    Dry, oaky and musty. Reminds me more of a craft finish than anything. Sweet honey, grassy musty and gross.

  • Overall:

    More like a young craft rye than something notable from Beam. Disappointing, to say the least.

  • Score:

    3

  • By t8ke
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