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Dixon Dedman to resurrect Mercer family's historic Kentucky Owl brand

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Todd Kleffman/tkleffman@amnews.comDixon Dedman, left, and partners Sherri and Mark Carter are all smiles holding the first bottle of Kentucky Owl at a bottling plant in Bardstown.

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HARRODSBURG — Back in 1879, in the now forgotten community of Oregon along the Kentucky River in northern Mercer County, there stood a distillery that produced Kentucky Owl bourbon. It was founded by C.M. Dedman, an orphan adopted by a judge who gifted it to him as a wedding present.

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Todd Kleffman/tkleffman@amnews.comDixon Dedman, left, and partners Sherri and Mark Carter are all smiles holding the first bottle of Kentucky Owl at a bottling plant in Bardstown.