According to the company press release, “In 1992, Sixth Generation Beam Master Distiller Booker Noe created Knob Creek Bourbon to restore the standards of pre-prohibition style whiskey, pushing the boundaries of an entire category with the introduction of super-premium, small batch bourbon. Twenty-five years later, Booker’s son and Seventh Generation Master Distiller Fred Noe is celebrating this milestone with the launch of an exclusive, limited-edition release – Knob Creek 25th Anniversary Bourbon. Uniting the signature whiskey making styles of Booker and Fred Noe for the first time, Knob Creek 25th Anniversary Bourbon is a cask strength and unfiltered single barrel bourbon, aged in barrels for twelve-to-thirteen years and personally selected by Noe for this historic occasion.” The company goes on to describe it as “the truest expression of Knob Creek’s iconic flavor.”
n: standard stuff - but pleasing and strong. Heavy caramel and buttercream.
t: heavy dense body of oak char, burnt vanilla, and green tobacco. Peanuts roasted in the shell, brown sugar, and raw maple sap. This is loud and full-flavored with the right amount of bite. Very savory with spearmint and white pepper. Finish is long with seasoned corn sweetness and caramel with dry cinnamon to balance. A lot of chewy oak in here that lasts.
Releases are all in the same ballpark, some slight variables.