Here’s a giftable collaboration that makes sense.

On the heels of Knob Creek, adding an age statement to its Knob Creek 7-Year-Old Rye comes the re-release of Knob Creek 18-Year-Old Bourbon. To mark the launch, James Beam Distillery teamed up with Smithey, purveyors of high-end cast iron skillets, to offer a bourbon-inspired gift set that pairs perfectly with a bottle of Knob Creek 18. The set includes a Smithey and Knob Creek branded 12-inch cast iron skillet, leather coasters by Clayton & Crume, and Knob Creek-inspired recipes by Brian Landry, Executive Chef of The Kitchen Table and QED Hospitality.

The whiskey and the gift set are sold separately and currently available for purchase. The cast iron skillet set is $300, and Knob Creek 18-Year-Old is bottled at 100 proof (50% ABV); the MSRP is $170 for a 750mL bottle.

"We're excited to offer this exclusive cast iron skillet to compliment the 18 years that Knob Creek's expertly aged limited edition bourbon, and we know culinary and bourbon fans alike will really appreciate what we've designed together."

— Smithey Ironware Founder, Isaac Morton.

John McCarthy is a spirit, travel, and lifestyle journalist, managing editor, and author of The Modern Gentleman and Whiskey Rebels: The Dreamers, Visionaries & Badasses Who Are Revolutionizing American Whiskey. McCarthy is also editor of Barleycorn Drinks and Director of Judging of the John Barleycorn Awards.