James B. Beam Distilling Co. - Knob Creek 18 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Knob Creek® Bourbon has announced the release of its oldest whiskey ever. Just in time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Knob Creek and the Small Batch Bourbon Collection the brand is releasing an 18-Year-Old Knob Creek Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

The new release is aged twice as long as its flagship 9-Year-Old bourbon and bottled at 100 proof. The company says Knob Creek 18-Year-Old is a complex, yet balanced, liquid due to its mature age. Adding extensive aging in Kentucky rackhouses give this bourbon its rich copper color and unique flavor profile, delivering notes of caramelized oak and sweet vanilla with a warm finish; further demonstrating how great things take time and patience – yielding remarkable results.

Knob Creek Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

Three decades ago, Booker Noe, grandson of Jim Beam and Sixth Generation Master Distiller, set out to define the standards for pre-prohibition style bourbon by introducing Knob Creek to the world. Knob Creek continues to honor his legacy by pushing the boundaries of the bourbon category, and this new, extra-aged and full-flavored liquid reinforces the brand’s ongoing dedication and commitment to exceptional craftsmanship.

“As we celebrate 30 years of Knob Creek, it’s clear to me that Dad was ahead of his time in creating innovative expressions with big, bold flavors that defined pre-prohibition whiskey,” said Fred Noe, Booker Noe’s son and Seventh Generation Master Distiller. “This new 18-Year-Old liquid is a nod to his vision and commitment to quality and craftsmanship, and I know this is a whiskey he’d be proud to serve. I’m honored to further his legacy with Knob Creek’s oldest and boldest expression yet.”

Knob Creek 18-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Specs

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Here are the specs provided by the distillery.

Proof: 100° (50% ABV)
Color: Rich copper tones with auburn hues
Aroma: Brown sugar and aged oak, with notes of char and caramel
Taste: Full-bodied with notes of caramelized oak and hints of sweet vanilla and baking spices
Finish: Warm finished with spice and slight floral and fruit notes

Booker Noe created Knob Creek Bourbon Whiskey in 1992. The brand was named after Knob Creek Farm. In 2012 the brand introduced Knob Creek Straight Rye Whiskey. In recent years, Knob Creek has expanded its rye portfolio, introducing Knob Creek Single Barrel Select Rye Whiskey (115 proof). In 2020, Knob Creek expanded its bourbon portfolio with the introduction of Knob Creek 12-Year-Old Bourbon (100 proof), and a limited time release of Knob Creek 15-Year-Old Bourbon (100 proof).

Knob Creek 18-Year-Old is now available nationwide in limited quantities with a suggested retail price of $169.99 for a 750mL bottle.

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