Knob Creek introduces limited edition Quarter Oak whiskey

Knob Creek introduces limited edition Quarter Oak whiskey

One of my all-time favorite whiskey makers is releasing a new bottle that I’m very excited about, because I love their whiskey, and I can afford it.

Knob Creek is releasing a limited-edition bourbon, Quarter Oak, which uses a secondary finishing approach just as founding distiller Booker Noe envisioned for Knob Creek decades ago: to craft bourbon with the fullest flavors characteristic of pre-prohibition style.

Quarter Oak is finished for a minimum of four years in quarter cask, American oak barrels to increase the amount of contact between the whiskey and wood. A small amount of this unique, secondarily finished whiskey – which delivers richer notes of oak – is then mingled with Knob Creek’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon to create a final version that balances the oak with traditional, sweeter notes. 

“When Dad created Knob Creek in the early 90s, he wanted to bring back the big, bold flavors that bourbon offered before the days of Prohibition,” said Fred Noe, Booker’s son and Beam Family 7th Generation Master Distiller. “Dad loved to experiment in his quest for flavor, and I like to think we carry on that same spirit today with releases like this. Finishing our full-flavored liquid in quarter casks delivers a really nice, deepened wood flavor to the bourbon our fans enjoy.”

Knob Creek Quarter Oak Characteristics:

  • Proof: 100
  • Color: Dark Honey
  • Aroma: A nice blend of brown sweets, char and toasted oak with hints of dried fruits
  • Taste: Sweet, heavy oak with background notes of char, dried fruits and brown spices
  • Finish: Slightly sweet charred oak with a lingering dryness.

Knob Creek Quarter Oak is now available around St. Louis and nationwide with a Suggested Retail Price of $49.99 for a 750mL bottle.

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