2XO Releases New Gem of Kentucky Single Barrel


November 14, 2023

2XO Gem of Kentucky bottle and glass

American whiskey blender Dixon Dedman announced the release of Gem of Kentucky, the new offering from his 2XO (“Two Times Oak”) brand.

Gem of Kentucky bills itself as the only double barreled, single barrel Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey on the market, available now. Dixon exclusively selected the single barrels from stocks of his high rye bourbon mash bill (35%) that spent up to a year in new charred oak before bottling. Gem of Kentucky (SRP $199.99) is an annual release, available in select markets nationwide in limited quantities.

Gem of Kentucky is a full-bodied, full-flavored expression that leans on Dixon’s pioneering double barreling 2XO process for a richer and more viscous mouthfeel. Each single barrel taste profile is unique, identified by the barrel number on the front label of every bottle.

Gem of Kentucky follows previous 2XO releases, including small batch blends from The Icon Series – The Phoenix Blend, The Innkeeper’s Blend, and The Tribute Blend – and American Oak, an everyday offering perfect for classic whiskey cocktails.

All 2XO Kentucky straight bourbon whiskeys are brought to life in partnership with Prestige Beverage Group, an industry leading importer and brand innovator of award-winning wines and spirits. Together, Dixon and Prestige Beverage Group aim to offer the most unique, sought-after whiskeys to spirits enthusiasts everywhere.

“The inspiration for Gem of Kentucky was to take my high rye double barreled mash bill and show the nuances you get from different barrels,” Dedman said in a news release. “Each taste profile changes from barrel to barrel. The common theme is the viscosity, the mouthfeel, and the richness of each one of these. And I wanted this liquid in a black bottle, because I didn’t want it to look like any other whiskey bottle on the shelf, something more modern, sleek, and elegant.”

For more information, visit https://2xowhiskey.com/.