Released in the middle of 2012 this "patiently aged" rye is the first from Knob Creek, and joins a line of ryes offered by its parent company Beam Global. Bottled at 100 proof, this is not only a solid introduction into the spicy and herbal world of rye, it's also a great base for classic cocktails. Note: Both Knob Creek Small Batch and Single Barrel Bourbon are aged 9 years. The rye is 'patiently aged' with a blend of up to 9 years old.
Look for a dry, distinctly oaky, toasty profile, with plenty of deep, dark toffee and cayenne winding into the spicy, warming finish. Dilution pulls the flavors back to vanilla and buttered toast. Small batch.