The name “Confiscated” pays homage to a warehouse of Kentucky Owl barrels lost in 1916. On the eve of Prohibition, utilizing the growing strength of the temperance movement, the government seized over $40 million of bourbon from then-Master Blender C.M. Dedman. Between the seized stock and the damaging effects of Prohibition, Kentucky Owl faded into obscurity.
Almost a century later, Dedman’s great-great-grandson, Master Blender Dixon Dedman, brought the brand back to life, and it was these long-gone barrels that inspired his latest release.