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Knob Creek Rye

Overall rating
80.79/100
votes
110
Category
Rye
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Bottled
2012
Casktype
American Oak
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottle code
L4161CLH 24350810
Barcode
5060045584304
Added on
26 May 2012 8:53 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 49,50

3 × in wishlist

110 × member ratings

271 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Knob Creek Rye

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.79 points

  1. peatbogger scored this whisky 76 points Specialist

    A sample courtesy of karloff.
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      76 76

  2. peatbogger scored this whisky 76 points Specialist

    Not too sure about this one.

    The ABV of 50% saves some flaws of an otherwise rather flat performance.
    • Nose
      Sweet vanilla, very sweet.

      Also some artificial fruity sweetness to it, almost a "fake" sherry cream note.

      A little charred wood in a dry cardboard box that's been closed for a long time.

      Not unpleasant, but not very inviting either.
    • Taste
      Thick creamy mouthfeel.

      Peppery arrival.

      Bitter burnt liqorice.

      Something artificial about the sweetness on the taste too.
    • Finish
      Spicy, ice coffe with a topping of cream that's on the verge of going sour, sprinkled with some cinnamon, and it last quite long.

  3. karloff scored this whisky 79 points Specialist

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. karloff scored this whisky 79 points Specialist

    This is not a complex whiskey by any stretch. I have tasted a lot better than this and a lot worse. The bourbon version is far superior. 
    • Nose
      Thick syrup, vanilla and popcorn, Bounty coconut chocolate bar and even the cardboard bit you get with it. Light tobacco and dark pudding with custard.
    • Taste
      Plenty of spices on the palate but not as sweet as other Ryes I have had. Black coffee with a little bit of bitterness. The high percentage  does make it quite thick and chewy but the more you drink the smoother and lighter it feels. 
    • Finish
      It has quite a long finish to it with red apple and cinnamon. 

  5. uap304 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Knob Creek Rye
    On the nose: marshmallow, artificial grape flavoring, bourbon corn, and cream soda snow cone flavoring. Pretty interesting!
    On the palate: smooth, straightforward, grainy, grassy, clean, rye, with a brewed tea finish.

  6. domani scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    My first Rey, very spicy and aromatic with clear hints of a Bourbon - 19.11.2016
    • Nose
      Beautiful sweetness, milk chocolate, vanilla, honey, solvents, pungent alcohol, herbs and dry spices in the background, forest floor
    • Taste
      Spicy-hot, prickles on the tip of the tongue, voluminous, fills the entire mouth, herbs and spices, oily, creamy, oak
    • Finish
      medium

  7. Mephisto scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      77 77

  8. xFabe did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    A Rye who knows how to differentiate himself from his colleagues with a lot of complexity
    • Nose
      typical ami, quite a lot of fruit: fermented strawberry, seasoning and not too dominant, Rye is here, cooling alcohol, second nose fir needles, anise, Christmas
    • Taste
      Instant spice, sweetness holds back, great flavors of oak and Rye
    • Finish
      strong spiciness, which is more complex than comparable Ryes, alcohol brings strength, Christmas tastes stay behind

  9. Mephisto scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  10. moviemaniac scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    A light, yet vanilla-laden, dry and with a good load of rye spices. Not too complex and you don't taste the 50% ABC either - feels more like 40. A bit too dry for me personally but that#s more due to the style and mashbill.

    Full tasting notes over at https://dokla.net/dailydram/2015/12/06/24-drams-till-christmas-blind-tasting-6-knob-creek-straight-rye/

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