Kentucky Owl Rye Batch 1 is the company’s first foray into rye. Kentucky Owl is well known for their extremely limited run bourbon releases which have ranged from 194 to 2,535 bottles per release. Unlike their bourbon releases, Kentucky Owl hasn’t disclosed how many barrels were used in this release or how bottles were introduced to the market. Botled at 53.3% ABV.
It is rumored, however, that there are 7,000+ bottles in this release. This release is limited to half the country, including California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.
Nose: Elements of sweet pine, honey, nougat, vanilla, cloves and lavender. Oaky undertones, subtle cedar saw dust or fresh split cedar.
Palate: Immediately coats the entire palate and nutmeg and cinnamon give way to pepper spice with vanilla on the front and anise across the middle
Finish: Subtle cinnamon spice clings to the finish.