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Kentucky Owl Dry State

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  • Distiller:

    Undisclosed

  • Bottler:

    Kentucky Owl

  • ABV:

    57.5%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
Synopsis:

Kentucky Owl Dry State celebrates 100 years since Prohibition with a bold, oaky release that dares to ask just how much someone will spend on bourbon. For $1000, Dry State delivers a familiar profile of toffee, berry, bananas foster and honey with a generous dallop of oak and tannins. Delicious but be warned - drink this one on anyones dollar but your own.

  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: The Bourbon Finder
  • Excerpt: This is a really nicely-blended product. It shows off maturity with an oak background that holds the pour together without being overpowering.
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: Whisky Saga
  • Excerpt: Long finish. Drying and softly astringent. The oak is very much present on the finish, but it does behave
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: 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.
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  • Synopsis:

    Kentucky Owl Dry State celebrates 100 years since Prohibition with a bold, oaky release that dares to ask just how much someone will spend on bourbon. For $1000, Dry State delivers a familiar profile of toffee, berry, bananas foster and honey with a generous dallop of oak and tannins. Delicious but be warned - drink this one on anyones dollar but your own.

  • Intro:

    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 $1000 price tag, some, nay - many, may be dubious. Fear not - we coughed up the cash to give it a shot.

  • 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.

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
  • Our in house critic rates spirits on a scale of 0-10 (10 best) and is aggregated the same as external sources
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