The Phoenix Blend is the first release in the ongoing Blender’s Series from my new line 2XO, Two Times Oak. Each release is unique, created by blending select stocks of my finest barrels, and crafted using my double-barreling process. Each blend is limited, one of a kind, and has its own story. The Phoenix Blend is my re-entry into the world of Bourbon. This is just the beginning.
Dixon Dedman's credentials are unsurpassed among high-end whisky retailers, writers, and collectors. Known for his high-proof, robust Kentucky Owl bourbon and rye blends, Dixon has established himself as one of the most prolific American whisky blenders in the industry. Dixon has left Kentucky Owl, his great-grandfather's brand that he resurrected, to pursue his own legacy with 2XO.
THE UNIQUE 2XO PROCESS
- Two Times Oak is a blending process where Dixon re-barrels his handcrafted aged whiskey into new charred oak barrels.
- Many factors influence the flavor of whiskey during aging, the largest being the barrels rack location, and time in the warehouse, followed by the warehouse location, time and type. 2XO barrels are spread across multiple rickhouses and aged in varying locations in an effort to unique flavor profiles.
- The result is a liquid with intense wood notes and extraordinarily rich, complex flavors, blended at a higher proof.
- The Phoenix Blend is the first in the Small Batch Blend Series and each will be artfully crafted by Dixon to have its own character.
Nose: The nose starts with a sweet creme brulee mingled with butterscotch, hints of oak and red apple.
Palate: On the palate, the mouthfeel is viscous and syrupy with notes of caramel and vanilla on the front of the palate moving to bright ripe red fruit in the middle.
Finish: Finishing with a mild peppery spice. It works from front to back of the palate showing complexity as the sweetness transitions to a lingering warming spice on the finish.