Kentucky Owl Bourbon was founded in 1879 by C.M. Dedman on the banks of the Kentucky River.
The distillery produced The Wise Mans Bourbon for decades until its long and storied history was interrupted by Prohibition. Fortunately, the Kentucky Owl brand was relaunched with Batch #1 in 2014.
Each Bourbon batch is made from some of the finest bourbon in Kentucky and bottled at 118.8 Proof to bring out the most desirable bourbon flavor. Every new batch is an original with its own unique taste profile, carefully crafted by Master Blender John Rhea. These highly sought after, artfully blended, craft bourbons have become an instant sensation and every batch sells out almost solely by word of mouth.
Batch 11 is blended utilizing very particular well-aged, bold Bourbons. 10-14 year old bourbons are blended with mature Bourbons 6-9 years old to create this unique blend.
Nose: Thereisanimmediatetingleinthenosefromthecombinedrye grains in the bourbons and their age. Followed by a smooth caramel and vanilla pause. Lastly, comes a mild and gentle chocolate vanilla oak.
Taste: Thespicinessofthecombinedbourbongrains,alongwiththe tannins in the wood barrel tingle the mouth with flavor. Followed by a soft flow of bourbon vanilla tea and soft wine. The finish is mild as the tingle fades, with a soft apple lingering in the throat.
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Kentucky Owl was founded in 1879 by a local pharmacist, Charles Mortimer Dedman. He and his new bride received a large parcel of land on the banks of the Kentucky River as a wedding gift from his adopted father, a town judge. After running it by his wife, he decided to build the C.M. Dedman Distillery. For decades, it produced "The Wise Man's Bourbon" under Distilled Spirits Plant Designation "No. 16," one of Kentucky's original distilleries and part of a booming industry.