Kentucky Owl Confiscated Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (700ml)

Kentucky Owl Confiscated Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (700ml)

$230. 00
$2760.00 Dozen
ABV: 48.2%

A brand that dates back to 1879 under the stewardship of Master Blender, C.M. Dedman, with the modern company revived in 2014, then acquired by Stoli in 2017 with plans to open up a new distillery using the brand name.

According to Kentucky Owl, “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.”
Sourced from undisclosed distillery[ies] in Kentucky, the bottle comes beautifully presented with an old school label, sub titled "The Wise Man's Bourbon". Very limited stocks.

Other reviews... The nose is spiced—cinnamon, allspice, clove, pepper—and rich with cooked fruit—blueberry jam, stewed plums, pomegranate molasses—as well as roasted peanuts, vanilla, and oak. In the mouth, there’s more liveliness, with Big Red gum, cherry pie, blackberry cobbler, peanuts, and cinnamon-apple coffee cake. It wraps up beautifully, with chili-chocolate, roasted nuts, and cigar end. Kentucky Owl doesn’t disclose the ages of the bourbons used in this bottling, but the balance of maturity on the nose and verve on the palate work to excellent effect.

91 points -, reviewed by: Susannah Skiver Barton 2019