Bourbon makers Kentucky Owl release their new expression

Founded in 1879, Kentucky Owl had a fine few decades until Prohibition came along. The label disappeared until 2014, when a descendant of founder C. M. Dedman revived the brand to make (acclaimed) small batch releases.

It’s been three years since they released a new blend but, happily, they’re back with Kentucky Owl The Wiseman.

The latest addition to their portfolio is a blend of Kentucky Owl four-year-old wheat and high-rye bourbons, along with five-and-a-half- and eight-and-a-half year-old Kentucky-sourced bourbons, “an artful balance of soft wheat and spicy high-rye that provides a smooth but complex bourbon designed to drink neat, on the rocks or in a cocktail,” explains John Rhea, Kentucky Owl Master Blender. “It leads with a beautiful caramel flavour and aroma followed by notes of allspice, citrus fruit and a nudge of oak.”  

It’s already been awarded a Double Gold at this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the world’s largest, and one of the world’s most prestigious, spirits awards. You might want to seek a bottle out quickly then by taking a look at their website.