Kentucky Owl, "The Wise Man's Bourbon," has released Confiscated, a 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.
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. The bourbon comes in a 750 ml bottle with graphics depicting an era of long ago.
"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."