Kentucky Owl 11-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Wise Man's Rye
Stated Age
11 years old
New American Oak Barrel
Batch 1
55.3 % Vol.
750 ml
110.6 Proof
us United States
Added on
03 oct 2017 7:22 pm by mds51

Average value

€ 493.22

7 × in wishlist

23 × member ratings

111 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kentucky Owl 11-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.43 points

  1. EvilAFI scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This is a incredibly balanced rye, sweet, herbal, spicy, and bold. A great first batch of KO rye
    • Nose
      89 89
      Sweet and balanced spicy, light baking spices, honey baked buns
    • Taste
      90 90
      Big spices, but gentle and not sharp, floral and sweet, light mint and no dill, refreshing and herbaceous
    • Finish
      90 90
      Sweet buttery rye bread with honey,

  2. THan scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    A very pleasant yeasty nose.  An explosive sweet-mint arrival! Continues in the development.  A long minty finish.  When I first opened this I was disappointed-the abv concealed the flavor and water seemed to highlight its fragility.  After about 3 weeks this has really blossomed and water helps not hinders.  I am with VinzClortho.  This is good stuff.  Is it worth the price?  If you have some money yes.  I do not regret paying +$100 for this.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. VinzClortho scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    (Batch 1).  I've not had many ryes, but I like this one.  Thankfully unlike being batted about the face with a stale loaf of pumpernickel. Nose - like walking in an autumn forest eating a maple muffin?  Taste - Mild sweetness, gentle attack, flavorful, balanced.  A round, creamy, savory  polished-down, integrated pine or eucalyptus-like flavor with a hint of warm bread, subtle oak, a fleeting shift to oregano, a somewhat faint finish.  I dont get the spearmint or cinnamon blast I expected from some reviews.  Just about right in concentration strength to me, used a little water.  Lacks the zingy, strange, dramtic floral or cilantro-like notes of Sazerac 18.  I dont get the off-putting artificial clingy or bitter notes I recall from Old Overholt.  The pine like note is well integrated, subdued and enjoyable, not over strong to me like some ryes or spearmint gum.  A solid, refined, warm rye that I look forward to returning to.  
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Obvious rye notes on the nose and taste, and it's not bad at all, but it suffers from too much hype. People were hoarding these and looking to profit in the secondary market, but most people would not pay much over retail price for these. Probably tens of thousands of bottles available. It's a pretty standard rye. The finish, however, is NOT good -- thin, lacks power, and has an off-taste bitterness. I would much rather get a SAOS or Willett's rye, or one of the high rye Four Roses over this. 

  5. DrBardamu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87


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