Kentucky Owl Takumi Limited Release Bourbon Whiskey
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 flavors 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 flavor 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 flavor characteristics. All have been carefully selected to create a robust, well-balanced, and Japanese-inspired Bourbon experience.
- Nose: A savory 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 savory mix of rye & caramel combines into a cinnamon & caramel sauce to bring out some fruitiness, mostly apple & pear that, all combined, provide a flavorful, pleasant, lasting finish.