Born into and raised in a century-old hospitality business, Dixon Dedman is a self-proclaimed foodie with a trained palate and entrepreneurial vision. His blends have garnered awards and recognition, earning their place among the finest American whiskies in recent memory.
Master blender, innkeeper, storyteller, speaker, and author, he sticks closely to his values of honest hard work and perseverance, building on his family’s legacy. He has been featured in The New York Times, Garden & Gun Magazine, The Bourbon Review, Kentucky Monthly, Forbes, Robb Report, Playboy, and more.
In 2015, Dixon accepted the James Beard Foundation’s “America’s Classic Award” on behalf of his family. He has received the Garden & Gun Magazine “Made in the South Award,” and his whiskey blends constantly garner high praise and scores from the whiskey community.
He has a passion for blending whiskey and engaging with startups as well as established brands, consulting on product development and brand identity. He travels the country giving bourbon history talks, leading tastings, and just talking bourbon with groups, societies, and corporate teams. He has developed strategies known as Lego Hospitality and Disruptive Service that he employs at his inn and shares with groups across the country.
Dixon’s humility, humor, storytelling, and charm captivate audiences large and small, whether speaking about bourbon tastings and profiles or hospitality and entrepreneurship. As a leading tastemaker and bourbon expert at the top of his craft, he loves to engage, educate, and connect.