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Kentucky Owl St Patrick's Edition | Limited Edition Bourbon


Kentucky Owl St. Patrick's Edition


Distillery: Sourced from an undisclosed distillery

Company: Stoli Group

Proof: 100 proof

Mash bill: Undisclosed

Age: NAS, blend of 4-8 year old bourbons

MSRP: $100

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Fool Proof Rating and Summary of Tasting Notes

Color: Golden


Nose: Vanilla, rye spice, baked goods, cereal, toasted oak, and earthy notes


Palate: Honey, dried fruit, cereal, earthy, rye spice, light oak


Finish: Medium to long finish, black pepper, and toasted oak


Feel: Moderate viscosity and mouth coating


See below for an in-depth review.



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For all my tastings I use either the Libbey Signature Kentucky Bourbon Trail Whiskey Glass or a traditional Glencairn glass. They both are great for nosing and help in discerning more subtle notes.


 

In-Depth Review of Kentucky Owl St. Patrick's Edition


This St Patrick's Edition is a limited, one-of-a-kind whiskey created in partnership between John Rhea, Master Blender of Kentucky Owl, and Louise McGuane from J.J. Corry Irish Whiskey. This exclusive blend is crafted from Kentucky straight bourbons that are aged for 4 to 8 years and bottled at 100 proof. It does not contain any Irish whiskey.


This new collaboration is unique and was been released just in time for St. Patrick's Day. While it may seem like a smart marketing tactic, there is more to it than that. Don't be too quick to dismiss this whiskey as just another holiday gimmick. I was certainly skeptical. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the complex flavors that this blend offers. It is a well-balanced whiskey, resulting in a unique and delightful blend. Although it is a collaboration with an Irish Whiskey company this Kentucky Owl limited release does not actually contain any Irish Whiskey. It's unclear whether this is a one-time release, but I'm certainly hoping to see more collaborations like this in the future. Overall, this blend is a great addition to any whiskey lover's collection.


Nose


Upon first taking in the aroma of this limited-release Kentucky Owl bourbon, there are prominent vanilla and rye spice scents. As I continue to breathe in the nuanced fragrance, I can detect the enticing smell of baked goods. As the bourbon begins to open up, a subtle yet distinct cereal-like scent comes through. There are also toasted oak notes and earthy undertones that make this nose especially complex and captivating.


Palate


As I sip this Kentucky Owl bourbon whiskey, my taste buds are immediately greeted by a sweet honey flavor, followed by the subtle tang of dried fruit flavors. As I continue to enjoy the whiskey, I notice a warm nuttiness that brings to mind a freshly baked granola. There's an interesting earthiness that adds depth to the experience. There is also a nice amount of rye spice and toasted oaked. Much more complex palate than I expected.


Finish


This Limited Edition Kentucky Owl is a bourbon that has an enjoyable finish. It has a medium to long finish with a satisfying kick of black pepper and a nice amount of toasted oak. As a bourbon enthusiast, I've had my fair share of drams, but the Kentucky Owl stands out as a unique and memorable drinking experience.


Feel


Kentucky Owl St. Patrick's Edition has moderate viscosity and mouth coating.


Overall


This is a limited edition Kentucky bourbon whiskey crafted by John Rhea, Master Blender of Kentucky Owl, and Louise McGuane of J.J. Corry Irish Whiskey. The blend consists of Kentucky straight bourbons aged for four to eight years and does not contain Irish whiskey. Although this blend was marketed for St. Patrick's Day, it is not a gimmick and offers a well-balanced and complex flavor.


The aroma of this Kentucky Owl whiskey has vanilla and rye spice scents, as well as a subtle cereal-like fragrance. The palate offers a sweet honey flavor, dried fruit, and warm nuttiness mixed with rye spice and toasted oak. The finish is medium to long with a satisfying kick of black pepper and toasted oak. The viscosity and mouth coating are moderate. This unique and memorable bourbon is a great addition to any whiskey lover's collection. I give this bottle a Fool-Proof rating of 87%



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I would love to hear from you! Drop me a comment below and let me know what you think of this whiskey.

Below are my favorite glasses for doing tastings. The Libbey Signature Kentucky Bourbon Trail Whiskey Glass is my favorite because it has a little more heft to it and feels better in my hand than the traditional Glencairn glass does.


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