Experimental Irish Whiskey, Kentucky Owl Dry State & More New Releases

Kentucky Owl is releasing a limited-edition bourbon to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Prohibition. Just 2,000 bottles of Kentucky Owl Dry State are available—including a handful to be sold at auction—with a recommended retail price of $1,000.


Style: Straight bourbon
Origin: Kentucky
Age: Not stated
Proof: 50% ABV
Price: $1,000
Release: September 2020
Availability: 2,000 bottles

Need to know:

Released to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Prohibition—which made all of America “dry”—this is a blend of straight bourbons ranging from 12 to 17 years old, created by Kentucky Owl co-founder Dixon Dedman, who said it’s intended to be a collector’s item.

Whisky Advocate says:

This whiskey carries the highest recommended retail price so far for Kentucky Owl (although in reality, bottles often sell for much more than the suggested price). The brand is partnering with Christie’s auction house to sell five bottles, with a starting bid of $1,920; all proceeds will support the National Restaurant Association’s Employee Advancement Fund, which assists hospitality workers who have been impacted by COVID-19.

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