Charles Mortimer Dedman’s life as a Kentucky distiller was fairly typical for its time, successes, and defeats. He created Kentucky Owl Sour Mash Bourbon Whiskey in 1879 and made this whiskey until Prohibition. To add misery to the wound, his warehouses of maturing whiskey mysteriously burned and he never returned to distilling.
In 2014, fully 98 years later, the brand was revived by Mortimer’s great-great-grandson, Dixon Dedman, and business partners Mark and Sherri Carter. They started buying sourced whiskey and blending it themselves quickly becoming a “cult” whiskey.
This is release #1. It is a celebration of the long-standing ties that bond Irish and Kentucky Whiskey making. Kentucky Owl has partnered with Irish Whiskey Bonder Louise McGuane to help create this Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. This St. Patrick’s Edition brings together the traditional bonding skills of selecting rare whiskey barrels and unique flavor profiles, with the expertise of Kentucky Owl’s Master Blender, John Rhea, this is a partnership release. A Bourbon blended by Irish blending skills.
- Bottle Size750
- DistilleryKentucky Owl
- StyleBourbon Whiskey
- Country of OriginUSA
- Cask StrengthNo
- Cask TypeNew Charred American Oak