Stoli Group’s Kentucky Owl to spread its wings in Cannes with new blends

By Charlotte Turner |

Kentucky-Owl-Whiskey-leadA year on from debuting Kentucky Owl at TFWA Word Exhibition in Cannes last year, Stoli Group will be showcasing two new whiskeys this year (Beach Village, 6).

 

The company recently announced the release of Kentucky Owl 10-Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey Batch #3, to arrive in select locations in the United States later this month.

 

This rye whiskey, which is 114 proof and 57% ABV, will be one of two products showcased by Stoli at TFWA Word Exhibition this year.

 

Dixon Dedman, Kentucky Owl Master Blender who in 2014 resurrected the brand founded by his great-great grandfather in 1879, says he experimented to find the right profile while adjusting the proof through blind tastings, but kept gravitating back to 114-proof.

 

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Kentucky Owl 10-Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey Batch #3.

‘RICH, THICK AND SYRUPY’

“There is a lot of older juice in Rye #3, but it’s the 10-year old stocks that really give it the richer, thicker, syrupy mouth-feel, and bring the blend forward,” he said.

 

Kentucky Owl 10-Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey Batch #3 has a suggested retail price of $199.99 for a 750mL bottle.

 

C.M. Dedman, the great-great grandfather of Kentucky Owl’s Master Blender, found his barrels seized by the government just ahead of Prohibition. Kentucky Owl Confiscated, a blend of 6-, 9-, 10-, and 12-year-old distillates, pays tribute to the whiskey seized in this operation.

 

At 96.4 proof and 48.2% ABV, Kentucky Owl Confiscated has a suggested retail price of $124.99.

 

“We think Kentucky Owl 10-Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey Batch #3 and Kentucky Owl Confiscated both have the superior quality and a great history, which travel retail customers will love,” says Jean-Philippe Aucher, Stoli Group’s Global Duty Free and Travel Retail Director.

 

“We look forward to introducing them to our customers in Cannes.”

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