The Kentucky Owl whiskey brand was founded by C.M. Dedman in 1879. In 2014, his great grandson Dixon Dedman revided the brand and in 2017 he released a first batch of rye. The bourbon used for Kentucky Owl whiskey is sourced from a number of undisclosed distilleries. The mashbill is also kept secret. In the words of the people behind the brand, this Batch 8 is the biggest, boldest, most robust release of Kentucky Owl to date. The nose has apple, cinnamon, warm cobbler crust, nutmeg, caramel, vanilla pudding pop, red pepper, spiced apple cider and cinnamon. Palate is a constant battle between sweet, rich, creamy & spice. The mouthfeel is strong, rich, syrupy and the finish stays with you, working its way from the spice on the back towards the front of the palate after each sip.