Kentucky Owl 10 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey Batch #3 (57% ABV) which will ne available later this month in limited quantities, is said by the brand to be “crafted with the same tradition and attention to detail as each of the batches of Kentucky Owl bourbon and rye that came before it.”
|Kentucky Owl 10 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey Batch #3|
This latest release from the Bardstown, Kentucky based distillery, is said to deliver notes of citrus, oak, anise and barbeque spice on the nose. Followed by notes of caramel candy, creamy vanilla, toffee, hazelnut, liquorice, nutmeg and cayenne pepper on the palate.
Kentucky Owl, was founded in 1879 by C.M. Dedman and today is led by Master Blender, Dixon Dedman, who resurrected the brand and released his first batch in 2014, nearly 100 years after prohibition ended.
Commenting on the launch, Dixon Dedman, said: "There is a lot of older juice in Rye #3, but it's the 10-year old stocks that really give it the richer, thicker, syrupy mouthfeel, and bring the blend forward. This batch was a fun process because you have to look at it for what it will become, not what it is at barrel strength. I experimented deeply to find the right profile while adjusting the proof through blind tastings, but kept gravitating back to 114-proof – almost exactly where I started."
Kentucky Owl 10 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey Batch #3, will be available later this month across the US, in limited quantities, for a RRP of $199.99 - 750ml.
Posted by Steve Rush