Wednesday, March 30, 2022


The Stoli Group, has today announced the launch of a new straight rye whiskey expression, from its Kentucky Owl brand.

Kentucky Owl - The Wiseman Straight Rye (50.4% ABV) which has been made using a mash bill of 95% rye, was produced using casks selected by Kentucky Owl Master Blender John Rhea.

Kentucky Owl - The Wiseman Straight Rye

This latest release from the Bardstown, Kentucky based brand, is said to have a rich and spicy nose with hints of fresh rye bread and slight hints of sweet caramel and cinnamon. Followed by notes of rye bread, buttered cinnamon toast and walnut on the palate.

The Wiseman Straight Rye, now joins Kentucky Owl’s The Wiseman Bourbon, which launched in September 2021, and was named one of Whisky Advocate's Top 20 whiskies of the year.

Commenting on the news, Nik Keane, Global Category Leader at Stoli Group, said: "Following the successful launch and customer response to our Kentucky Owl The Wiseman Straight Bourbon, we're delighted to quickly follow this with the launch of Kentucky Owl The Wiseman Rye. We're confident our customers will also love this product — it is exciting times ahead with Kentucky Owl."

Kentucky Owl - The Wiseman Straight Rye, will be available next month from specialist retailers in the US, for a RRP of $60.00 – 750ml.

Posted by Steve Rush