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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) Announces Kentucky Owl Confiscated Raffle - October 3

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced an upcoming raffle for Kentucky Owl Confiscated occurring on October 3rd at four locations across the state (list below). The events start at 6 p.m. with entries collected until 7:30 p.m at which time the winners will be announced. Winners must be present to purchase.

The raffle features 204 bottles of Kentucky Owl Confiscated that is bottled at 96.4 (48.2% alcohol) and will sell for $149.99 + tax for a 750ml bottle. The tasting notes are:

Nose: Oak, mesquite, banana bread, & dark chocolate
Taste: Soft oak, caramel, & vanilla wafer in banana pudding
Finish: Spicy citrus zest

Our Take

The first thing that jumps out is just how stupid the tasting notes have become. Is vanilla wafer in banana pudding different than vanilla wafer and banana pudding? Is there a separate experience by combining the two?

In terms of the auction, unless you're a hard core bourbon fan, I'd recommend sitting this one out. There isn't enough inventory to justify the effort and you can buy a lot of bottles for $149.99 + tax. This seems like it would be better as a store pick rather than a raffle at only four locations across the state... another example of how inefficient and antiquated having the state control the supply of liquor is for Ohio.

10/29/2019 Update

Below are the number of entrants at each location.

Location Bottles Entrants Odds
O'Bryan's Wine & Spirits 54 76 71.05%
Joseph's Beverage Center 36 38 94.74%
Hill's Market 60 85 70.59%
Chagrin Valley Beverage 54 84 64.29%

Locations (alphabetical by city)

O’Bryan’s Wine & Spirits
8972 Columbia Rd., Loveland
54 Bottles

Joseph’s Beverage Center
4129 Talmadge Rd., Toledo
36 Bottles

Chagrin Valley Beverage
4620 Richmond Rd., Warrensville Heights
54 Bottles

The Hills Market
7860 Olentangy River Rd., Worthington
60 Bottles

Source: OHLQ

1 comment:

  1. Are you going to have any specials available for early entrants? Similar to the 4 bottles before the Weller 12 last Month in Strongsville?