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Kentucky Owl Brings Heritage to Life with Confiscated -- Bourbon Honoring C.M. Dedman's Prohibition-Era Seized Barrels


Apr 15, 2019 (2 months ago) |
BARDSTOWN, Ky: Kentucky Owl, The Wise Man's Bourbon, announces the release of Confiscated, the latest handcrafted batch of Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey from master blender Dixon Dedman.
Confiscated pays tribute to the barrels the government seized from Dixon's great-great grandfather, C.M. Dedman, just ahead of Prohibition. Those barrels were never seen or tasted again. More than a century later, Confiscated is the first offering from Kentucky Owl that will be available in all 50 U.S. states.

At 96.4 proof and 48.2% alcohol by volume, Kentucky Owl Confiscated delivers notes of floral gardenia and honeysuckle, along with grape, red apple, orange cuties, wet banana bread and toasty sourdough bread crust on the nose. The taste is reminiscent of graham crackers, toffee, muted sweet cinnamon spice, and fresh-squeezed orange juice balanced with white grapes and finishing with a hint of cayenne. Confiscated will be available nationwide at a suggested retail price of $124.99 for a 750mL bottle beginning in April.

An important part of Kentucky Owl's history is the seizure of all that inventory, which ultimately ended my family's run in the bourbon business for the time being, said Dixon. Confiscated is a reminder of the opportunities lost and a celebration of C.M. Dedman's legacy. I don't believe in making whiskies to hide flavor and character, and this one will stand up neat, on the rocks, or in a cocktail.

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