Size750mLProof101.8 (50.9% ABV)*Please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary
Aged for 11 years, this highly anticipated Batch #2 is only available in very limited quantities.
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About Kentucky Owl 11 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey Batch No. 2
Bottled at a lower ABV than its predecessor, this highly anticipated second batch of Kentucky Owl Straight Rye is aged 11 years. Expect delicious notes of fresh baked warm cinnamon rolls on the nose followed by honey and cinnamon. The palate is sweet with strawberry jam, and further cinnamon notes mixed with brown sugar, followed by a honeyed finish.
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About Kentucky Owl
Kentucky Owl was founded by Charles Mortimer Dedman, a local pharmacist, in 1879. After marrying his wife, Dedman was given a large parcel of land on the banks of the Kentucky River, as a wedding gift from his adopted father who was a local town judge. C.M. Dedman Distillery was established here on the banks of the Kentucky River, producing "The Wise Man's Bourbon" under Distilled Spirits Plant Designation "No. 16", one of Kentucky’s original distilleries and part of a booming industry.
Kentucky Owl achieved much success and production continued until Prohibition halted distillation. The family-run facility was no match for the "forces of teetotalism, temperance and eventually, the Feds". In 1916, Prohibition left several local distilleries with ample reserves of bourbon. As for Kentucky Owl, approximately 250,000 gallons of bourbon were left over in various stages of aging. Today these reserves would be worth about $40 million in inventory. After Federal agents descended on the Dedman’s distillery, the bourbon was seized and shipped up the river by barge to the state capital in Frankfort for "safekeeping" in a warehouse.
Currently, Kentucky Owl is in the midst of designing a stunning state-of-the-art distillery park with rickhouses for aging, a bottling center, as well as a vintage dinner train to stop on the property. It will be built at Cedar Creek Quarry in Bardstown. The 420-acre site will boast beautiful lakes with crystal clear, limestone-filtered water that will be used in their whiskey production.
As American as the bald eagle, rye whiskey was first brewed in the American Northeast in the 1600s. Even George Washington distilled it after leaving the Oval Office, so there’s no way of denying its origin. It’s distinguished from bourbon for its original and unique spicy notes.
By law, rye whiskey must be made from at least 51% rye grain, aged in new and charred oak barrels for at least two years, and bottled at no more than 62,5% ABV.
Notes of honey, cinnamon and warm cinnamon rolls on the nose, followed by strawberry jam, rich sweetness and baking spices. Initial flavors of sweet cinnamon disc candy mix with brown sugar syrup on the palate. On the finish are notes of honey with a lingering red pepper spice.