Beam Suntory-owned Knob Creek Bourbon has released an 18-year-old expression – its oldest whiskey to date.Knob Creek 18 Years Old marks the 30th anniversary of Knob Creek and the Small Batch Bourbon Collection. Bottled at 50% ABV, the 18-year-old is said to have notes of caramelised oak, sweet vanilla, baking spices, and warm finish with spice and light floral and fruit flavours. Fred Noe, Booker Noe’s son and seventh-generation master distiller, commented: “As we celebrate 30 years of Knob Creek, it’s clear to me that dad was ahead of his time in creating innovative expressions with big, bold flavours that defined pre-Prohibition whiskey. “This new 18-year-old liquid is a nod to his vision and commitment to quality and craftsmanship, and I know this is a whiskey he’d be proud to serve. I’m honoured to further his legacy with Knob Creek’s oldest and boldest expression yet.” Knob Creek 18 Years Old is available throughout the US for RRP US$169.99 per 750ml bottle. In August, parent company Beam Suntory released its financial results for the first half of 2022, which were boosted by its premium brands. Meanwhile, in May this year James B Beam Distilling Company appointed Freddie Noe as the eighth-generation master distiller of the Fred B Noe Distillery. The Fred B Noe Distillery was built in tribute to seventh-generation master distiller Fred Noe, and officially opened last year. The facility was part of parent company Beam Suntory’s US$60 million investment to revamp the James B Distilling Co in Clermont, Kentucky, in the US.