Review #1754 – Kentucky Owl Dry State

The Schtick: Kentucky Owl Dry State is a fairly interesting release. In the vein of literally everything else Kentucky Owl, this is undisclosed as to who produced it. Combined with a lack of a real age statement, and a $1920 price tag, I can see why some, nay – many, may be dubious. Fear not – I coughed up the cash for an ounce so you don’t have to. Let’s get to it.

Review #1754 | Bourbon Review #718

Distiller: Undisclosed

Bottler: Kentucky Owl

Brand: Kentucky Owl

Selection: N/A

ABV: 57.5% ABV

Age: NAS

Nose: Honey, biscuits, light honey roasted peanuts, a hint of fruit. Some pepper, a bit of oak structure.

Taste: Medium mouth feel. Oak driven, but not super tannic. Moderate ethanol. Some peanut brittle, some bananas foster, a hint of red berry and a great big bit of oak. Little bit of tobacco.

Finish: Long finish, but heavy on the oak. Good bit of char. Honey, faint fruit and cocoa are prominent otherwise.

Overall: Strong oak character and with a bit going on. This is pretty good, but not phenomenal. The strong oak structure helps keep the fruit in check, so if you’re a fan of oakier releases this will definitely place highly for you. That said, keep your wallet in your pants.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6

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