2XO American whiskey blender Dixon Dedman has released the second small batch blend in the brand’s Icon Series, The Innkeeper’s Blend.
The name Innkeeper’s Blend pays homage to the Dedman family’s century-plus history in the hospitality industry.
“The Innkeeper’s Blend allows me to pay tribute to my family’s long history in hospitality and the values instilled along the way,” says Dixon. His great-great-grandmother started the inn in 1919, and Dixon was eight years old when he first remembers “helping out” there. Dixon joined the family business after graduating college in 2003, and by 2008 he was fully running the inn. “The hospitality business taught me a lot,” he says. “It trains you to deal with everything that comes your way, to adjust, and react on the fly. The Innkeeper’s Blend is a nod to that part of my life that put me on this current path.”
The Innkeeper’s Blend is made up of Kentucky straight bourbon whiskeys composed of two proprietary mash bills from different distilling partners: one a high-rye 35% bourbon mash bill, and the other a low-rye 16-18% bourbon mash bill.
The Innkeeper’s Blend will be followed by the third release in the Icon Series, The Tribute Blend. Additionally, 2XO will release the first blend in a new Oak Series, American Oak, which will be an everyday offering, and a single barrel, limited-time release from the Gem of Kentucky Series.
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