Though this new offering meets the technical criteria for rye (a mash bill of at least 51% rye), the sweet, caramelly flavors suggest a high-rye Bourbon—which makes sense considering that Knob Creek is best known for its Bourbon. Expect bold almond, oak, brown butter and pecan pie flavors. The drying baking-spice finish is more characteristic of rye, and has less bite than might be expected of a 100-proof spirit.
92 points, Wine Enthusiast (Sep 2013)
Rich amber color. Aromas and flavors of buttery cashew brittle, exotic fruit compote on angel food cake, yeasty rye dough, root beer, and delicate anise cookie with a lively dry-yet-fruity medium body and a corn pastry, creme brulee and peppery Asian spice finish. A fun flavorful rye with a zesty, fruit and spice character.
92 points, Beverage Testing Institute (Feb 2013)