This small batch hard to find Kentucky Bourbon is coming out a bit more often now but finding it will still be a challenge. The newest Kentucky Owl Kentucky Straight Bourbon whiskey labeled Bourbon #9 is a blend of four bourbons that turned out to be Master Blender Dixon Dedman’s highest-proof batch to-date at 127.6° proof.
Batch #9 is made with four different distillates from four different mash bills, including a 15-year old, two different lots of 14-year old, a 12-year old, a seven-year old and a six-year old distillate. No details of the source of the Kentucky bourbon were provided. Dedman says, “To best enjoy this bourbon to pour it neat and let it breathe. Once Batch #9 opens up, it hits you with a complex, yet pleasing taste. Beginning with a union of the sweet fruitiness from white grape and creamy notes of cinnamon roll and vanilla, the liquid crawls back for significant oak, honeysuckle and caramel notes, and ends with a spice finish that stretches across the back of the palate.”
It’s a Bourbon Monster in the Best Way Possible
Dedman claims, “This is the most robust Kentucky Owl batch I’ve ever created. It may be the most flavorful liquid ever bottled for the brand. To me, it’s a bourbon monster in the best way possible. I hope it’s something both serious and casual whiskey drinkers appreciate.”
“Bourbon Batch #9 has an intensity and a boldness in its complexity that really make it stand out from Dixon’s past releases,” added Lee Tatum, managing director for Kentucky Owl. “We’re looking forward to rolling out our bourbon to some new states, but this is still a highly allocated product.”
Kentucky Owl Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Batch #9 was bottled at 127.6° proof (63.8% ABV) with a suggested retail price of $299.99 for a 750mL bottle. They will be releasing 10,314 bottles beginning October 2019 in 41 states plus Washington, D.C. The states include Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Washington, D.C., Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
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