Limited Release: Virgil Kaine Electric Owl
What is it?
Electric Owl is Virgil Kaine’s second limited-release product. It's a nine-year-old sour mash whiskey that has been finished in barrels from Charleston’s Revelry Brewing Company.
Electric Owl was made available Oct. 1.
What’s the story?
The idea to collaborate first came about when Virgil Kaine owners Ryan Meany and David Szlam wanted to find an alternative to sherry barrels, and also to source barrels from inside the United States.
Meany and Szlam then looked to Ryan Coker and their friends at Revelry Brewing.
The barrels they settled on first held a pinot noir from the Willamette Valley in Oregon. The barrels were then filled with Wild Farmhouse Ale made by Revelry Brewing, and then were used to finish the Electric Owl Bourbon.
Electric Owl represents a collaboration between two Charleston companies: Virgil Kaine Lowcountry Whiskey Company and Revelry Brewing Company.
What’s the price?
The suggested retail price is $75-$80.
Who’s selling it?
Look for the Electric Owl at Bottles Beverage Superstore, Burris Liquor Store, The Tavern, and Forsbergs Wine & Spirits. Select local restaurants and bars also are serving this limited-release bourbon.
What’s the flavor?
The Electric Owl is a corn, rye and malted barley sour mash. Look to taste the flavors of caramel and tart cherry with soft tannins and a hint of salt.
This limited release is 3,000 bottles.
— Deidre Schipani