With the growing demand for aged rye whiskey, Kentucky Owl's inventory has dwindled. The Last Rye is the fourth and final release of this premium series, a 112.8-proof blend of Kentucky straight rye that has spent 10 to 13+ years in new charred oak barrels.
112 Proof (ABV 56%)
Kentucky Owl® was founded by Charles Mortimer Dedman in 1879, operating until prohibition became law in 1916. At this point, the government seized some 250,00 gallons of Kentucky Owl®, taking it away for safekeeping.
One night, the warehouse where the illicit liquor was stored burned to the ground. Oddly, for a building filled with alcohol, the fire lasted only a matter of hours, leading many to suspect the entire Kentucky Owl® stock had been whisked away by organized crime to fuel their booming speakeasies.
A hundred years later, the great, great-grandson of C.M Dedman revived the family business and set about blending a bourbon worthy of the Kentucky Owl® name. Six years of rigorous research and experimentation lead to the first new whiskey to carry the Kentucky Owl® name and since 2017 a series of unique batches have been produced to much acclaim.
The nose opens with bright citrusy and floral notes, followed by vanilla, oak, and brown sugar. It's rich on the palate with oak, roasted nuts, caramel, and spiced dark cherry. Waffle, butter, syrup, and spice notes are all in there. It finishes long with spicy black pepper lingering.
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