Kentucky Owl has carved out a name for itself as a luxury brand of whiskey since it’s first releases. The first few bourbon releases followed by rye batch #1 were all so well-received that an immediate cult following ensued. In fact, there was a time that the Kentucky Owl products were among the hardest to find whiskeys on the open market.
Capitalizing on a stash of well-aged barrels as much as the palate of brand Founder Dixon Dedman, Kentucky Owl released a product in commemoration of the repeal of Prohibition: Kentucky Owl Dry State. Additionally, the brand is using proceeds from the release to support restaurants and bars across the United States. While it may be easy to scoff at the $1000 SRP, it’s good to see some of those dollars being put to use to help our friends and family in the spirits industry.
Kentucky Owl Dry State’s release during this centennial anniversary of Prohibition is a reflection on our past, but also an opportunity to support the hardworking men and women affected by the closing of bars and restaurants across the country
In terms of the liquid, here, this is a blend of 12 to 17 year Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey and it’s proofed to 50% ABV (100 proof). There is no mention of the origin of the whiskey.
Without further ado, here are my tasting notes and final thoughts on the Kentucky Owl Dry State: