Bourbon Tasting Dixon Dedman

Private Kentucky Bourbon Tastings

We have two great options for sampling Kentucky bourbons without all the driving to the various distilleries!

Innkeeper’s Personalized Bourbon Tasting
For fans of Kentucky Bourbon, the Bourbon distilleries are a must see! But, if you truly want to develop a taste for fine Kentucky Bourbon, The Innkeeper’s personalized private Bourbon Tasting with Dixon at Beaumont Inn is the only way to go (with no driving). We have more than 75 different bourbons! Dixon will take you through the taste profiles, history, and nuances of up to six Kentucky Bourbons as you taste together in the comfy confines of The Old Owl Tavern, The Owl’s Nest, or the James Harrod Room. Two Tastings are available:

  • For $40 per person, Dixon will take you through his Profile Tasting where you’ll develop a taste for the nuances of the different flavor profiles created by the different distilleries. If you think Bourbon is Bourbon, this tasting will show you how just how different bourbons can be.
  • For $70 per person, Dixon will walk you through a sampling of up to five Ultra Premium Bourbons, including one or two you are unlikely to ever see again. His collection continues to grow; including such rarities as George T. Stagg, Pappy Van Winkle 20 & 23, many different offerings in the Willett Family Estate Bottling line, Jefferson’s Reserve Presidential bottlings, and many, many more.

This is the only way to see all that Kentucky Bourbon has to offer without having to leave your seat. Contact Dixon directly to discuss: dixon@beaumontinn.com. Please contact Dixon at least 1 week before you’ll be in the area, as these tastings book months in advance.

Watch a video introduction by Dixon:

Bourbon Flights at Old Owl Tavern
Pick from one of these flights or create your own in the Old Owl Tavern! Flights I like or, create your own below with 50+ choices!

  • The Van Winkle Flight $150: Pappy Van Winkle 23 – Pappy Van Winkle 20 – Pappy Van Winkle 15 – Van Winkle ‘Lot B’ Reserve 12 Yr – Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Yr
  • Barrel Proof Flight $22: George T. Stagg (128.2*) – Booker’s 25th (130.8*) – Willett Brl. #2070 ((126.2*)
  • Rye Flight $20: Willett Estate Bottled Single Barrel 4 Yr Rye – Sazerac 6 Yr. Old Straight Rye – Smooth Ambler Old Scout 7 Yr. Rye – Michter’s Rye
  • Heaven Hill Flight $25: Elijah Craig 12 – Evan Williams Single Barrel ‘03 – Evan Williams Single Barrel ‘04 – Parker’s Heritage Collection Promise of Hope
  • Dixon’s Favorites #1 $16: Rowan’s Creek – Bulliet 10 yr. White Label – W. L. Weller 12 Yr. – Elmer T. Lee
  • Ultra Premium Flight $70: Booker’s 25th – Four Roses 125th Celebration Edition – Jefferson’s Reserve Presidential Collection 21 Yr. – Wild Turkey Tradition
  • “Old” Flight $16: Old GrandDad 114 – Old Forrester Signature – Old Medley – Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Yr.
  • Dixon’s Favorites #2 $20: Jefferson’s Reserve Very Old Bourbon – Col. E. H. Taylor Small Batch – Wild Turkey Rare Breed – Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel
  • Wheated Mash Bill Flight $22: L. Weller 12 Yr. – Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Yr. – Maker’s Mark 46 – Noah’s Mill
  • Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Flight $30: William Larue Weller 136.2* – George T. Stagg 128.2* – Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye 128.4*
  • Create Your Own Flight: 3 for $12 / 4 for $16
    • ___ Maker’s Mark
    • ___ Buffalo Trace
    • ___ Benchmark
    • ___ Woodford Reserve
    • ___ Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
    • ___ Maker’s Mark 46
    • ___ Jim Beam Black Label
    • ___ Old Scout 7 Yr.
    • ___ Wild Turkey 101
    • ___ Russell’s Reserve Small Batch
    • ___ Wild Turkey Rare Breed
    • ___ Old Forrester Signature
    • ___ Old Forrester 86
    • ___ Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel
    • ___ High West (Utah)
    • ___ E. H. Taylor Small Batch
    • ___ Ridgemont Reserve’s 1792
    • ___ Old GrandDad 114
    • ___ Noah’s Mill
    • ___ Pure Kentucky
    • ___ Rowan’s Creek
    • ___ Hirsch Small Batch Reserve
    • ___ Elijah Craig 12 Yr.
    • ___ W. L. Weller 7 Yr.
    • ___ Johnnie Drum 101
    • ___ Jefferson’s Reserve
    • ___ Jefferson’s Reserve V.O.B.
    • ___ Bulliet
    • ___ Old Bardstown
    • ___ Widow Jane
    • ___ Knob Creek
    • ___ Baker’s
    • ___ Knob Creek Single Barrel
    • ___ George T. Stagg JR
    • ___ Old Medley
    • ___ Old GrandDad 100
    • ___ Old Scout 8 Yr Single Barrel
    • ___ Booker’s
    • ___ Basil Hayden’s
    • ___ Willett Pot Still Reserve
    • ___ Town Branch
    • ___ Kentucky Vintage
    • ___ Smooth Ambler Old Scout 10 Yr.
    • ___ Wathen’s
    • ___ Blanton’s
    • ___ Rock Hill Farms
    • ___ Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit
    • ___ Eagle Rare
    • ___ Four Roses Single Barrel
    • ___ W. L. Weller 12 Yr.
    • ___ Old Fitzgerald’s “Larceny”
    • ___ Bulliet 10 Yr. White Label
    • ___ Rebellion
    • ___ James E. Pepper 1776 (IN)
    • ___ Old Fitzgerald