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Thread: Knob Creek Rye

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    Knob Creek Rye

    Curiosity finally got the better of me. I was out hunting, and saw it on sale, well under $30. The lack of discussion around here should have been my warning. It tastes exactly like Old Overholt, except a little more age and proof. It has the peanut skin aftertaste (like Overholt). It's mighty hot too. Not much else. I had a dram of Dant BIB after the KC Rye, just to make sure nothing as wrong with my taste buds. The Dant tasted just fine. In the future, I'll pass Overholt, and KC Rye. Maybe it works as a mixer, but not straight for me.

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    Re: Knob Creek Rye

    Beam only has the one rye recipe so yes, Knob Creek is an older, higher proof version of Overholt.
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    Re: Knob Creek Rye

    So beam had two rye labels. OO used to be good. Now they have three. They all blow. HHHHHMMMMMMMMMMMM. Something doesn't add up here.
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    Re: Knob Creek Rye

    Let's not forget the (ri)1 which is of the same stable.
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    Re: Knob Creek Rye

    Can we not? Pretty please?

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    Re: Knob Creek Rye

    See how forgetable that one is? Just horrid.
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    Re: Knob Creek Rye

    Hell, I like beam rye, and OO before it got too young and hot, and I struggled to finish a bottle of KC rye. It's like they amplified all the bad qualities.

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    Re: Knob Creek Rye

    I thought it was unremarkable neat, but made pretty decent cocktails. I'm just glad that I bought it pretty cheap for ~$22, since it sells for $42 here in Virginia!

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    Re: Knob Creek Rye

    Hmm, I liked KC Rye. I find hotter ryes (oh its hot) work well. I'd say its a good pick if it was priced under $30 but I think my store sells it for $40? That's looney tunes.

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    Re: Knob Creek Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Let's not forget the (ri)1 which is of the same stable.
    True but they still all blow. Their only competition for last place in my taste test is WTR81.

 

 

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