The distillery was founded in 1879 by Charles Mortimer Dedman. Due to Prohibition, which prohibited the production, sale and transportation of alcohol, Kentucky Owl was closed. The whiskey was confiscated by the government and taken to a warehouse for storage - but the warehouse mysteriously burned down with all the good whiskey. Dixon Deman, Charles' great-great-grandson, took the fate of his family into his own hands and made it his goal to revive his family history. In honor of Saint Patrick's, in English "Saint Patrick", the patron saint of Ireland is given his own holiday. He lived in the 5th century AD and was the first Christian missionary in Ireland, who founded schools and monasteries. The whiskey is a blend of 4 to 11 year old bourbon whiskeys. Tasting notes:Color: Gold. Nose: Sweet, caramel, butter, vanilla, raspberries, powdered sugar, candy corn. Taste: Strong, sweet, fruity, custard, caramel, orange marmalade. Finish: Long lasting, lemon peel, rye, orange.