Blender Dixon Dedman Announces 2XO Bourbon Brand


May 25, 2022

Former Kentucky Owl owner and blender Dixon Dedman, one of the most prolific American whiskey blenders in the industry known for his award-winning high-proof, robust bourbon and rye blends, announced his next creation, 2XO Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

2XO (Two Times Oak) uses a unique blending practice where Dixon re-barrels his hand-selected aged whiskey into new charred oak barrels for intense wood notes and extraordinarily rich, complex flavors.

The 2XO Brand will consist of a series of small batch blends and a series of single barrel releases. Each small batch blend will be different, bearing a distinctive name and symbol inspired by Dedman’s passion to innovate, collaborate, and create high-quality liquids with unique characteristics and profiles.

The first small batch blend in the 2XO series, The Phoenix Blend, will be released in November of this year in select markets and at limited quantities. The Phoenix Blend will be followed by two new, small batch blend releases and single barrel releases in each consecutive year.

Dixon is best known for his high-proof, robust Kentucky Owl Straight Bourbon and Rye Whiskey blends, a brand he relaunched in 2014 from his great-great grandfather, C.M. Dedman, after it went dark in 1916 around the time of Prohibition.

2XO Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey will be brought to market through Prestige Beverage Group, an industry leading importer and brand innovator of award-winning wines and spirits.

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