Beam Suntory, has announced the launch of the oldest expression to date from its Knob Creek bourbon brand.
Knob Creek 18 Year Old (50% ABV) is a limited-edition Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey, which has been released to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the brand founded by Booker Noe, the grandson of Jim Beam.
|Knob Creek 18 Year Old|
Aged twice as long as its flagship bourbon, Knob Creek 18 Year Old is said to offer a complex, yet balanced liquid, due to its mature age. Extensive aging in Kentucky rackhouses give this bourbon its rich copper colour and unique flavour profile, delivering notes of caramelized oak and sweet vanilla.
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. Today, Knob Creek continues to honour his legacy by pushing the boundaries of the bourbon category.
Commenting on the launch, Fred Noe, Booker Noe's son and Seventh Generation Master Distiller, said: "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. 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 honoured to further his legacy with Knob Creek's oldest and boldest expression yet."
Knob Creek 18 Year Old, is now available in limited quantities from specialist retailers in the US, for a RRP of $169.99 - 750ml.
Posted by Steve Rush