Beam Suntory, a distinguished member of the Distilled Spirits Council of the USA, is proud to bring you exciting news that is sizzling with craftsmanship and culinary excellence. As members of our client Cheers! we’re delighted to share the details of an exclusive collaboration between Knob Creek Bourbon and Smithey Ironware®. As we embark on this flavorful journey, it’s important to note that Cheers! activities are supported by the Market Access Program (MAP) in Canada, an initiative by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The MAP program aims to empower U.S. producers, exporters, and trade organizations, enhancing the global competitiveness of American agricultural commodities and products.
The union of Knob Creek and Smithey Ironware symbolizes a shared commitment to the art of craftsmanship. The Knob Creek x Smithey 18x Seasoned Limited Edition Cast Iron Skillet Set is not just a culinary creation; it’s a tribute to the heritage and passion embedded in each brand. As dedicated reporters for Branding & Buzzing, we’re thrilled to present the intricate details of this collaboration, celebrating the re-release of Knob Creek® 18 Year Old Bourbon.
The 18x Seasoning Process:
To mirror the 18-year aging process of Knob Creek 18 Year Old Bourbon, the cast iron skillet is seasoned 18 times—15 more than Smithey’s traditional skillets. This meticulous seasoning creates a naturally non-stick surface with a rich copper color and an easy-to-clean finish. It’s a process that echoes the deep flavors developed by Knob Creek 18 Year Old as it matures in oak barrels.
A Culinary Masterpiece:
Fred Noe, Seventh Generation Master Distiller, expresses his excitement about the collaboration, stating, “The partnership between Knob Creek and Smithey Ironware came from the passion that both brands have for the details, whether it’s with cooking or in a fine glass of bourbon.” The 18x seasoned cast iron skillet is a tribute to these fine details, aligning perfectly with the re-release of Knob Creek’s oldest bourbon.
Exclusive Culinary Experience:
To elevate the culinary experience, Knob Creek and Smithey Ironware collaborated with Executive Chef Brian Landry to create three unique recipes designed specifically for the 18x seasoned cast iron skillet. These recipes, highlighting Knob Creek expressions, will be available with the purchase of the Knob Creek x Smithey Cast Iron Skillet Set.
Limited Edition Set Release:
Mark your calendars for October 20th when the limited edition 12-inch 18x seasoned cast iron skillet set, priced at $300.00, will be available in limited quantities. Each set includes the exclusive skillet, two custom Clayton & Crume leather coasters, and Knob Creek-inspired recipes. Knob Creek 18 Year Old Bourbon is also available in limited quantities at nationwide retailers with an SRP of $169.99 for a 750mL bottle.