Kentucky Owl Bourbon was founded in 1879 by C.M. Dedman and today is led by Master Blender, Dixon Dedman, who released his first batch in 2014, nearly 100 years after prohibition ended his great-great-grandfather’s original endeavor. It is an artfully blended line of craft bourbons and, now, a rye whiskey, with each batch bottled at barrel proof for the truest expression of whiskey at its best. Kentucky Owl is for those who appreciate high quality, attention to detail, craftsmanship, and authentic heritage.
Master Blender, Dixon Dedman, crafted the small batch rye with the same passion and high quality that goes into his family’s award-winning bourbon. This Rye is bottled at 110.6 proof and 55.3% alcohol by volume, which gives it a nice kick.
Name: Kentucky Owl 11 Year Rye
Nose: Intense and savory with notes of raisins, apple cider, dark chocolate, and toffee spices. There’s also some kind of caramel and nutty aroma that you can pick up with a dash of water.
Palate: Deep woody notes, lavender and honey and a touch of palm sugar and vanilla. Caramel lined with pine and tropical fruits. Although the Abv is high it doesn’t burn. Nice smooth and oily mouthfeel.
Finish: Short and abrupt with sea salt caramel notes lingering for a prolonged period of time.