Founded in 1879 by C.M. Dedman on the banks of the Kentucky
River, Kentucky Owl, The Wise Manís Bourbon, has a long and storied history that
was interrupted by Prohibition. Dedman operated the distillery until 1916 when
the government shut down the operation and confiscated around 250,000 gallons of
bourbon aging at the time. Sometime in 1919, after the passing of the Volstead
Act, a mysterious fire destroyed the warehouse. It is speculated that the fire
burned only bright enough to make the warehouse unusable and that a great deal
of the bourbon made it out unscathed before the fire was set: It is thought that
the bourbon made it into the hands of those that would sell it in speakeasies
across the country. T.C. Dedman, the son of C.M. would fight tooth and nail to
receive compensation for the loss, but never saw a dime. Every drop of this
legendary bourbon was gone ... until now.
One hundred years later, C.M. Dedmanís greatgreat-grandson, Master Blender Dixon
Dedman, has resurrected the family bourbon in a series of hand-selected,
artfully blended, ultra premium bourbons and now a rye whiskey. Kentucky Owl
Bourbon is one of those American whiskey brands with quite a lengthy and storied
history to it. It is also one with a cult following for those who know of it,
with each release selling out usually quickly. Dixon has applied the same
impossibly high standards to handcraft the brandís first extension, 11 Year Old
Kentucky Straight Rye.
Kentucky Owl 11 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey
It, Now! |
Kentucky Owl is entering the rye category with an 11-year
old Kentucky straight rye whiskey, available in limited quantities, only 7,500
This rye expression packs a punch. On the nose, Kentucky Owl
Straight Rye Whiskey features vanilla, cloves and lavender with sweet pine and
oaky undertones. The taste immediately coats the entire palate, with nutmeg and
cinnamon giving way to pepper and vanilla on the front with a hint of anise
across the middle before finishing with a subtle, gripping cinnamon spice.
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