Virgil Kaine 9 Year Old Electric Owl Straight Bourbon Whiskey

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Size750mL Proof100.1 (50.05% ABV) *Please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary
In old-style railroad speak, an Electric Owl works the rails at night, guiding the way. This first-of-its-kind Virgil Kaine whiskey is illuminating new tracks.
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About Virgil Kaine 9 Year Old Electric Owl Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Virgil Kaine was founded by successful chef duo David Szlam and Ryan Meany in 2013. Szlam trained under award-winning Chef Daniel Humm now at Eleven Madison Park, while Meany helped launch the Charleston's Husk restaurant.

This small batch 9 year-old sour mash bourbon is produced in limited quantities, with only 3000 bottles produced. This bourbon is a collaboration with Revelry Brewing, with Electric Owl aged in Revelry's Wild American Ale casks. These ale barrels were also used to age Oregon Pinot Noir.

This unique cask finishing imparts subtle notes of caramel with notes of tart cherry and just a touch of salt, followed by a first-of-its-kind-finish. “This eclectic batch, full of tannins and a hint of salt, is our favorite creation that will never be blended again–make sure you savor it” (producer).

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About Virgil Kaine

Virgil Kaine was founded by David Szlam and Ryan Meany, who decided to channel their culinary expertise into creating high-quality whiskey. Szlam got a degree at the California Culinary Academy's Le Cordon Bleau Culinary Program, working with several world-class chefs afterwards, which eventually led to him opening his own restaurant, Cordavi, in Charleston, South Carolina. The restaurant was named one of 20 best new restaurants by Esquire in 2006.

Szlam continued to challenge himself, leading to the creation of Virgil Kaine Ginger Infused Bourbon in 2011 and a partnership with another chef in 2013 in order to expand the new brand. This is where Ryan Meany comes in. With a bachelor's degree in marketing and a culinary arts degree from the Johnson & Wales University as well as plenty of culinary experience ― himself working with renowned chefs and opening the Burger Babies establishment as well ― the pair was a perfect match with a shared love of whiskey and common vision.

Legend has it that Virgil Kaine was a railway conductor during the Civil War era who built a still inside his train car, bootlegging at night. Once he was caught and shot, he figured out a way to take the edge off bourbon ― with a ginger infusion. While that's where the brand started out, Szlam and Meany have been channeling their expertise into several expressions, including ones involving infusion and maceration.

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Hints of caramel with notes of tart cherry and a touch of salt, followed by a first-of-its-kind finish.
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