The Owl Distillery is the first Belgian producer of single malt whisky. The distillery went on production in 2004 and filled the first cask on October 29. The first bottles of Belgian Owl single malt were sold in November 2007.
In the spring of 2013 the company purchased two stills, which had been previously used at Caperdonich Distillery that ceased production in 2002. “New” stills increased the distillery capacity from 20,000 to 50,000 liters of spirit per annum. Here we have Belgian Owl cask strength release from 2017. The whisky was aged in first fill bourbon barrel no. 1523509 for 42 months and bottled at staggering 73.7% abv.
Nose: fruit and cereals, pears, pineapples, touch of kiwi, vanilla, caramel and dash of cinnamon.
Palate: follows the nose, pears, peaches, breakfast cereals, sweet pastries, cinnamon, toffee, honey and dash of pepper.
Finish: medium long, with notes of vanilla, cereals, green apples, hints of pepper and oak.