Kentucky Owl The Wise Man's Bourbon
Kentucky Owl Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a small-batch bourbon that is truly made for the bourbon connoisseur. Enjoy deliciously strong flavors of rye and cinnamon with hints of green apple and toffee and a long spicy finish. This special bourbon is best enjoyed neat or with a splash or water.
The story of the Kentucky Owl dates back to 1879 in north Mercer County, Kentucky. The original distillery was started by C.M. Dedman, an orphan who was adopted by a judge that gifted Dedman the distillery as a wedding present. 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. Despite insurmountable odds, the family came into ownership of the Beaumont Inn in Harrodsburg, KY, which is run by the Dedmans to this day.