We spent last weekend with friends in Long Island when at the 11th hour our friend’s dad brings out the Knob Creek 25th Anniversary bottle. When this happens, you know it’s time to sit, drink but most importantly, you know you are about to share some great memories with great company.
This limited edition Knob Creek was released in 2017 in honor of their 25th Anniversary. It’s a single barrel cask strength whiskey that is aged for 12-13 years.
Nose: oak, spices and caramel
Palette: vanilla, warm spices and oak
Finish: spices, oak and vanilla
Wow! Now this is what an anniversary whiskey should taste like. It’s warming, balanced, bold, filled with spices and delicious. It’s a complex cask strength whiskey that is smooth with a slight subtle burn.
I was absolutely impressed with this whiskey, but yes, this whiskey is priced a little higher than one would expect at around $120-$140. I would most definitely pay this much for a whiskey that delivers not only in flavors but also in depth of quality. This is not your average everyday sipping whiskey. In our home we have whiskies that we enjoy on a regular basis and then we have whiskies that we savor and only drink on special occasions. This is meant to be a special occasion whiskey.
There is something absolutely special about this whiskey and I do recommend trying if you are a Knob Creek fan or just a fan of whiskey who is looking to enjoy a great dram.
Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.