Once destroyed by prohibition, Kentucky Owl Confiscated pays homage to the bottles that were seized years ago.
Kentucky Owl Confiscated is a highly sought-after bourbon, released by Dixon Dedman, the great-great-grandson of the founder of the Kentucky Owl brand. The Confiscated is beautifully blended, aged at least four years, and bottled at 96.4 proof. However, long before “Confiscated” the Kentucky Owl brand suffered at the hands of the government.
Just before Prohibition, Federal agents confiscated all of the Dedman family’s whiskey inventory. Every drop was taken away. Shortly after that, their warehouse burned to the ground. Some say the whiskey was taken and sold in Chicago during Prohibition, which followed shortly after the whiskey was confiscated. We’ll never know for sure. The good news is that bourbon drinkers now get to enjoy an excellent bourbon with a clever name. Kentucky Owl Confiscated, of course, is a hat tip to the bottles that are forever gone.
In 2014, Dixon Dedman resurrected the Kentucky Owl label, bringing back the highly sought-after bourbon that had been destroyed 100 years earlier.
In an interview with Forbes, Dixon Dedman stated that the new batch of Kentucky Owl Confiscated is his “best effort yet,” and he believes it will be “one of the most exciting whiskies of the year.” The new batch is also being released in limited quantities, with just 3,000 bottles available.
The resurrection of the Kentucky Owl label is a testament to the dedication and passion of Dixon Dedman and his commitment to the legacy of his family’s brand. The fact that he was able to bring back the highly sought-after bourbon after it was destroyed is a testament to his determination and perseverance.
In conclusion, the resurrection of the Kentucky Owl is an exciting development for fans of the brand and the whiskey community as a whole. The new batch of Confiscated is a tribute to the original, and Dixon Dedman’s commitment to the legacy of the Kentucky Owl brand is an inspiration to whiskey lovers everywhere.