Stoli Group announces two new whiskey releases in time for the holidays — Kentucky Owl^® Batch #12 and Kentucky Owl Mardi Gras XO Cask Limited Edition.
Batch #12 continues the legacy started in 2014 with Batch #1, the first Kentucky Owl bourbon released since Prohibition. Batch #12 is the latest limited batch release iteration carefully crafted by Master Blender John Rhea. These highly sought after, artfully blended, craft bourbons have become an instant sensation. Every Batch product has sold out almost solely by word of mouth.
For Batch #12, Rhea blended very particular well aged, bold bourbons: 7- to 14-year-old bourbons are blended with two different 4-year-old bourbons to create this unique blend. The nose has sweet spice and caramel notes, with a hint of butterscotch and a long bouquet pleasant aroma. The taste is a pleasant rush of warm spice with a robust caramel and cream sensation that melts into hints of passion fruit and spicy citrus. The finish is long and pleasant, with the caramel and cream lingering. Batch #12 is bottled at 115.8 proof (57.9% ABV) with a suggested retail price of $400.
The Kentucky Owl Mardi Gras XO Cask Limited Edition is an extremely small release created thanks to Stoli Group's diverse portfolio. Beginning with a Kentucky Owl 11-year-old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, the product was then finished for over one year in Bayou Rum XO Casks. Created in celebration of the spirit of Mardi Gras and the pride of Louisiana, the rare Bayou XO Casks create a unique whiskey. The Mardi Gras edition is bottled at 102.8 proof (51.4% ABV) with a suggested retail price of $500.