After introducing its newly acquired brand Kentucky Owl at TFWA Word Exhibition in Cannes last year, Stoli Group will be showcasing two new whiskeys this year (Beach Village, 6). The company recently announced the release of Kentucky Owl 10-Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey Batch #3, to arrive in select locations in the United States later this month. This special and much sought-after rye whiskey will be one of two products showcased by Stoli at TFWA Word Exhibition this year. Rye #3 is 114 proof and 57% ABV. Dixon Dedman, Kentucky Owl Master Blender who in 2014 resurrected the brand founded by his great-great grandfather in 1879, says he experimented deeply to find the right profile while adjusting the proof through blind tastings, but kept gravitating back to 114-proof. “There is a lot of older juice in Rye #3, but it’s the 10-year old stocks that really give it the richer, thicker, syrupy mouth-feel, and bring the blend forward,” he said. Kentucky Owl 10-Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey Batch #3 has a suggested retail price of $199.99 for a 750mL bottle. C.M. Dedman, the great-great grandfather of Kentucky Owl’s Master Blender, found his barrels seized by the government just ahead of Prohibition. Kentucky Owl Confiscated, a blend of 6-, 9-, 10-, and 12-year-old distillates, pays tribute to the whiskey seized in this operation. At 96.4 proof and 48.2% ABV, Kentucky Owl Confiscated has a suggested retail price of $124.99. “We think Kentucky Owl 10-Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey Batch #3 and Kentucky Owl Confiscated both have the superior quality and a great history, which travel retail customers will love. We look forward to introducing them to our customers in Cannes.” said Jean-Philippe Aucher, Stoli Group’s Global Duty Free and Travel Retail Director. Flavour notes: Rye #3: This whiskey features citrus, orange juice, grapefruit, oak, anise, and barbeque spice on the nose. The combination of barrel sweetness, caramel candy, creamy vanilla, toffee, and hazelnut coat the palate before moving into a finish of licorice, absinthe, nutmeg, and a mild flash of cayenne pepper. Confiscated: Floral gardenia and honeysuckle along with grape, red apple, orange cuties, wet banana bread and toasty sourdough bread crust on the nose. The taste is reminiscent of graham crackers, toffee, muted sweet cinnamon spice, and fresh-squeezed orange juice, balanced with white grapes and finishing with a hint of cayenne.
September 15, 2019Return to News