Kentucky Owl The Wiseman Bourbon
The company describes The Wiseman Bourbon as “its first Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey produced and distilled by Kentucky Owl in collaboration with the Bardstown Bourbon Company.” It goes on to say that the product is “a blend of Kentucky Owl 4-year-old wheat and high-rye bourbons, along with 5 ½-year and 8 ½-year-old Kentucky-sourced bourbons.”
This is a little bit confusing, but I believe this is essentially an announcement that The Wiseman contains the first whiskey Kentucky Owl has ever put out that was distilled by Kentucky Owl or distilled for Kentucky Owl, rather than being entirely sourced. Some of the whiskey here was obviously produced at Bardstown Bourbon Co., although I would assume the 8.5 year old product would have to be coming from another source, as BBC probably isn’t selling anything that old. Regardless, The Wiseman is bottled at an approachable 45.4% ABV (90.8 proof), and that $60 MSRP makes it less than half the price of the cheapest whiskey that Kentucky Owl has sold to date, the $125 Kentucky Owl Confiscated.