2XO, Two Times Oak, is a whiskey brand from blender Dixon Dedman. Dedman also founded the brand Kentucky Owl which was recently sold to Stoli Group and he left the brand in 2021. He grew up on the whiskey trail infusing the learnings from industry legends with his culinary expertise from running his family’s business, the famed and James Beard award-winning Beaumont Inn. “2XO” is a blending process Dixon pioneered, where he re-barrels his hand-selected aged whiskey into new charred oak barrels to create a unique combination of intense flavors, character, and complexity with each blend. Dixon’s vision is to revolutionize the category, a shift away from the overplayed nostalgic American whiskey storyline, and create an innovative Brand backed by the incredible liquid in the bottle.
The 2XO brand will consist of a series of limited-time small batch offerings (Icon Series), a series of single barrel releases (Gem of Kentucky Series), and an everyday blend offering (Oak Series).
Part of the Oak Series | September 2023 Release
Brand Tasting Notes: On the nose is vanilla, honeysuckle, caramel and citrus zest. On the palate, you’ll find butterscotch, roasted cashews, nougat and caramel brittle. The finish shows a light peppery spice.
Holly’s Tasting Notes: Soft oak sweetness, cherries, chocolate, nuts, and chai spice.
- Bottle Size750
- StyleBourbon Whiskey
- Country of OriginUSA
- Cask StrengthNo
- Cask TypeNew Charred American Oak