KNOB CREEK TWICE BARRELED RYE WHISKEY
100 Proof (50% ABV)
Knob Creek Limited Edition Twice Barreled Rye Whiskey starts out as Knob Creek’s Best-in-Class Rye Whiskey before being transferred to a new, level 4 charred oak barrel for additional aging. This transforms the into a powerful spirit with enhanced oaky aromas. The whiskey’s re-exposure to the flavorful, smoky fresh barrel char results in the pinnacle of harmony between spicy rye and oak from the secondary barrel-finish.
“Ever since the U.S. launch of its straight rye whiskey in 2012, Knob Creek has become perhaps as known for rye as it has bourbon. Knob Creek Straight Rye Whiskey has since garnered notable awards and accolades (e.g., 2016 International Wine and Spirits Competition “Best Rye Worldwide Whiskey”), with a cask strength edition released earlier in 2018. The latter nabbed an award from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2018 Best in Class Medal for Rye) – receiving the honor prior to its official release for public sale.
As recently reported, the latest special edition rye from this American whiskey brand is the newly released, limited edition Knob Creek Twice Barreled Rye, which aims to transform its straight rye whiskey through a round of barrel finishing in new, charred American oak barrels. The reason for this, it is said, was to offer flavor wise what’s described as the classic spicy signature of rye amplified “by robust oak and warm spice notes with a touch of sweetness from the secondary barreling process.”” Sarah Coppola, The Whiskey Wash