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Kentucky Owl Takumi Limited Release Bourbon Whiskey

Kentucky Owl Takumi Limited Release Bourbon Whiskey

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To celebrate the artful craft of blending high-quality whisky which Japan is fast building a reputation for, Kentucky Owl has partnered with Yahisa Yusuke, the award-winning Master Blender from the Nagahama Distillery to create this exceptional 2nd limited edition international collaboration of blended Bourbon, appropriately named Takumi. Takumi translates as ‘Master’ in Japanese & this is an authentic way of highlighting the collaboration between a young, fast-rising Master Blender in Yahisa Yusuke an industry veteran, and Hall of Famer in John Rhea. It is a collaboration that encompasses not just the art of blending itself but also the different flavours and taste profiles that each country has become famous for its' whiskey-making.

Kentucky Owl’s Takumi Edition is an artfully blended limited 2nd edition aged bourbon that provides whiskey lovers an insight into the flavour profiles sought after by a Japanese Whisky Master Blender. The blend is made up of 4yr old, 5yr old, 6yr old, and 13yr old Kentucky Straight Bourbons with mash bills containing Corn, Rye, or Wheat & Malted Barley. Each whiskey has brought its own unique flavour characteristics. All have been carefully selected to create a robust, well-balanced, and Japanese-inspired Bourbon experience.

Tasting Notes:

  • Nose: A savoury mix of light rye bread with sweet caramel richness with a hint of tangy fruit salad that tickles the nostrils and pleasantly teases the palate, begging for a taste of the liquid.
  • Taste: The initial wave of buttery rye bread provides a full bodied taste & feel from the start. Across the tongue, the savoury mix of rye & caramel combines into a cinnamon & caramel sauce to bring out some fruitiness, mostly apple & pear that, all combined, provide a flavourful, pleasant, lasting finish.
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