Are you seeking an extremely cool holiday gift for a serious bourbon fan?

A trip to Clermont, Kentucky, for a once-in-a-lifetime bourbon experience is your ticket.

On Friday, February 3, 2023, Knob Creek’s Behind The Craft program is an opportunity for a few lucky fans to spend a day with world-famous 7th and 8th generation Master Distillers and father-and-son team Fred and Freddie Noe at the James B. Beam Distilling Co. In addition to hanging out and talking bourbon with two legends, the Knob Creek Behind The Craft package includes the following:

Barrel Pick

Fans will try their hand at choosing a Knob Creek barrel alongside Fred and Freddie Noe. The chosen barrel will be bottled for store shelves.

cocktail class

Work with a world-class mixologist to make beautiful Knob Creek cocktails at the recently launched Fred B. Noe Distillery.

master tasting

Sip on special previews of upcoming Knob Creek offerings with the people who helped create them.

Distillers Dinner

Enjoy an intimate sit-down dinner with Fred and Freddie, who will undoubtedly tell great stories all night while teaching about Knob Creek and its distillation process.

Tickets will be available for purchase starting this Friday, December 9, 2022, at noon ET/9 am PT here. Packages are $500 each for two guests, both of which must be over 21 years. Only five tickets will be available, so don’t dawdle. Tickets will likely sell out quickly.

“Craftsmanship is core to Knob Creek, and we’re excited to show bourbon fans and their loved ones an insider’s perspective on the care and dedication that goes into creating our whiskey,” said Fred Noe, Seventh Generation Master Distiller. “Dad set out to create Knob Creek more than 30 years ago to bring friends and family together, and we’re excited to do just that for the holiday season this year and have folks come as friends and leave as family.”

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