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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) Announces King of Kentucky Raffle on Sept. 5

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced the availability of 39 bottles of King of Kentucky that will be raffled on September 5th. This is the first time that King of Kentucky is being sold outside of our neighbor to the south, Kentucky. The barrels were selected by Woodford Reserve Master Distiller Chris Morris.

This is the second year of a limited release of King of Kentucky. The bourbon is aged 15 years and presented non-chill filtered and bottled at barrel strength. It offers the following tasting notes:
Notes of creamy honeycomb and creme brulee caramel coat a rich oak backbone that dance with hints of ripe melon, dry apple peel, and cardamon spice. Aromas include rich notes of dark honeycomb, caramel, marzipan, and toasted coconut are enhanced with hints of toasted hazelnut, vanilla, and dried apricot fruit. All are brightened with resinous oak, cinnamon, and clove spice character. 
As mentioned, the raffle will occur at the locations at the bottom of this post. Entries will be collected from 6pm until 7:30pm. At that time, the winners will be announced. Winners must be present to win and contain a valid ID. The cost of the bottle is $249.99 + tax.

Our Take

First of all, those tasting notes are ridiculous. There are cancer sniffing dogs that couldn't derive all of those flavors from a single bourbon. Even if it could, there would be too many flavors to actually enjoy.

For the raffle, this is one I'm sitting out. I'm not familiar with King of Kentucky as a brand and 39 bottles simply aren't enough to drive anywhere for... especially when the individual locations are only getting a maximum of 11 bottles. In my opinion, this would have been better off at the bourbon raffle at the end of the year instead of distributing across the state.

Locations (alphabetical by city)

1055 Sugarbush Dr., Ashland
11 Bottles

The Pit Stop
805 North Memorial Dr., Lancaster
11 Bottles

Bassett's Market
3994 East Harbor Rd., Port Clinton
5 Bottles

Springboro Spirits
748 Gardner Rd., Springboro
11 Bottles

Source: OHLQ

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