Kentucky Owl Confiscated is a tribute to the barrels the government seized from the founder's great-great grandfather ahead of Prohibition, never to be seen again. This hotly-anticipated whiskey is a spice-driven expression, so it ought to be great as a postprandial tipple on a chilly evening, we reckon.
Nose: Hints of peach, mature oak, earthy vanilla and tobacco, with sweeter vanilla and warming aromas of cardamom and baking spice.
Palate: Spicy oak, slightly drying with peaches and cream, cinnamon butter and crackers, with a smidge of red berry.
Finish: Herbal notes appear, supported by oak tannins and lots of spice, with cinnamon and nutmeg rounding things off.
-- Masters of Malt