Knob Creek 18 year old Limited Edition Small Batch, 50%

Price: $170 Issue: Winter 2022 Reviewer: David Fleming

Barrel char, tar, old leather, and tobacco hint at great age. It needs time to open up, but there is a lot going on. Peppermint and vanilla emerge, with marshmallow, maple syrup, and notes of lime and green banana. The palate is thick, offering cinnamon, chocolate, ripe banana, coconut, and candied orange, all leading to a rich finish. Mature, complex, and sometimes skirting to the edge of its maturity, but all turns out well.