HARRODSBURG, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kentucky Owl®, "The Wise Man's Bourbon," today announced the release of Kentucky Owl 11-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey Batch #2. After a successful release of Kentucky Owl Rye Batch #1, which achieved a 95-point score from Whisky Advocate, Master Blender, Dixon Dedman, has handcrafted a second offering of rye whiskey that will continue to strengthen Kentucky Owl’s high-quality credentials and brand footprint within the bourbon and rye whiskey categories. Similar to the first batch of rye, Batch #2 will have a limited quantity release in select U.S. markets due to high demand.
“We crafted this straight rye whiskey to be more approachable to the casual drinker while containing all the good parts of whiskey without any of the bad. It’s like you melted a cinnamon roll and gave it a little kick at the end to remind you it was whiskey,” said Dixon Dedman, Kentucky Owl Master Blender. “I was so proud of the product we put out with Rye Batch #1 last year, and what we were able to do with Batch #2, I think is really something special.”
At 101.8 proof and 50.9% alcohol by volume, Batch #2 delivers high-quality taste with traditional Kentucky Owl roots. Kentucky Owl Straight Rye Whiskey provides notes of honey, cinnamon and strawberry jam undertones. The combination of rich sweetness and baking spices coat the entire palate, while hints of honey and red pepper linger, giving a long-lasting finish.
Kentucky Owl 11-Year-Old Straight Rye Whiskey Batch #2 will have a smaller batch volume than the previously released Rye Batch #1, and will be available in limited quantities with a suggested retail price of $199.99 for a 750mL bottle beginning in June 2018 in the following markets: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Colombia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
About Kentucky Owl® Bourbon
Kentucky Owl Bourbon was founded in 1879 by C.M. Dedman and today is led by Master Blender, Dixon Dedman, who resurrected the brand and released his first batch in 2014, nearly 100 years after prohibition ended his great-great-grandfather's original endeavor. It is an artfully blended line of craft bourbons each bottled at barrel proof for the truest expression of whiskey, and now, a rye whiskey with the same craft approach in mind. Kentucky Owl is for those who appreciate high quality, attention to detail, craftsmanship, and authentic heritage. Most recently, Kentucky Owl Rye Batch #1 was rated 95 points by Whisky Advocate and crowned the Top Whisky in their Summer 2018 Buying Guide.