Kentucky Owl 11 year old Straight Rye (Batch 2), 50.9%

Price: $200 Issue: Winter 2018 Reviewer: Jeffery Lindenmuth

The vanilla and oak-driven nose offers layers of stone fruits, golden raisin, tropical fruit, and citrus zest, along with hints of espresso, violet, and fresh herbs. On the palate, this is so dialed in! Laser-like in its delivery of sweetness and spice, it rings clean and bright, and simply sizzles with candied ginger warmth before the finish pours on cocoa and nutty flavors. Tastes wonderfully mature, yet full of vigor.