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Kentucky Owl Confiscated Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey


750ml, bottle

Kentucky Owl Confiscated Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey pays homage to a lost legacy. This bourbon honors the barrels seized from founder C.M. Dedman by the government on the eve of Prohibition. Kentucky Owl Confiscated uses a unique blend and finishes in charred oak barrels, resulting in a full-bodied and flavorful bourbon with a spicy kick.



The initial nose offers a surprising complexity. Unlike some bourbons heavy on vanilla and caramel, Confiscated leads with a soft oak character. Imagine inhaling the scent of a freshly opened wooden humidor – it’s dry, slightly sweet, and hints at the bourbon’s time spent maturing in charred oak barrels.

Following the oak, familiar bourbon notes emerge, but with a twist. Hints of caramel and vanilla wafer sweetness are present, but they’re not overpowering. This creates a pleasant foundation for the more intriguing elements to come.


The first sip confirms the promise of the aroma – a departure from the standard bourbon profile. The soft oak influence translates beautifully onto the palate, offering a dry and slightly tannic texture. Don’t be afraid, though – this isn’t harshness; it’s a sign of the bourbon’s maturity and character.

As the oak subsides, a wave of spice washes over your tongue. This isn’t the overpowering spice of a rye whiskey, but a delightful interplay of flavors. Imagine a whisper of white pepper tingling on your tongue, followed by a gentle warmth from ginger. These spicy notes are what truly set Confiscated apart. They add complexity and intrigue, keeping the flavor profile interesting.


As the whiskey lingers on your tongue, subtler elements emerge. A hint of nutmeg might appear, adding a touch of warmth and baking spice character. This is followed by a surprising note of peach.  Imagine a fleeting sweetness of ripe peaches that cuts through the spice and oak, adding a touch of unexpected refreshment.


The finish of Kentucky Owl Confiscated is long and warming, ensuring a satisfying conclusion. The oak character remains noticeable, but it’s balanced by the lingering spice. Imagine a touch of cayenne pepper adding a pleasant warmth at the back of your throat. This isn’t an overpowering heat, but a gentle reminder of the spicier side of Confiscated. The peach sweetness might also make a final appearance, leaving a hint of fruitiness on your tongue.

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United States




Kentucky Owl


750ml, bottle


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Tasting Notes



Floral notes of gardenia and honeysuckle, orange cuties, vanilla wafers, banana like wet banana bread, toasty notes like sourdough bread crust, grape and red apple fruit notes.



ƒ??Graham crackers, citrus, freshƒ?? squeezed orange juice, toffee, muted sweetƒ?? cinnamon spice balanced with white grapeƒ?? notes, finishing with a hint of cayenne.