Episode 119

Published on:

24th Feb 2024

Episode 119: Kentucky Owl Bourbon - Maighstir Edition

Episode 119 features Kentucky Owl, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey - Maighstir Edition. Bottled in 750ml at 50% ABV, or 100 proof and it retails for about $134.

Enjoy this episode with a pour of Kentucky Owl as you like it.

Kentucky Owl's official website: https://kentuckyowlbourbon.com/

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • 1879 - Kentucky Owl is founded by C.M. Dedman.
  • 1916 - Production ends and aging stocks are confiscated by the US government, they are then all "lost in a fire".
  • 2014 - Dixon Dedman, great-great-grandson of the founder, releases Batch #1, resurrecting the brand.
  • 2017 - Stoli Group purchases Kentucky Owl.
  • 2018 - Groundbreaking of the 420 acre distillery complex and brand home.
  • 2023 - Maureen Robinson collaborates with John Rhea in the release of the Maighstir Edition.
  • 2023 - Maureen Robinson is named Master Blender for Kentucky Owl.

Key Cocktails:

Simply drink Kentucky Owl as you like it. Neat, on the rocks, with water, or you could mix it if you like.


Interview with Kentucky Owl’s Master Blender, Maureen Robinson

Stoli Group Website

Coverage of Stoli Group's Purchase of Kentucky Owl

Kentucky Owl's Distillery Complex Announcement

Press Release on Maureen Robinson Becoming Master Blender

Press Release on Maighstir Edition Release

Maureen Robinson Background

Keepers of the Quaich

Story of Kentucky Owl in American Whiskey

The Whiskey Wash Article on Kentucky Owl

Forbes Article on Kentucky Owl

The Beaumont Inn Website

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Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur
Podcast dedicated to drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits.
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Built on the premise of drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits, each episode features consistent tastings and much more. The featured spirit's backstory is covered, including history of production, marketing, availability, notable events for the spirit, as well as personal stories on enjoyment.

This podcast features new episodes at least weekly, and is the work of host Matt Birchard, who created the podcast as a way to keep a new year's resolution to himself - which was to drink more!

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I'm a fan of distilled spirits, and marketer by trade. Native of Portland, Oregon, USA.