Returning Bourbon to its Roots

Of the People – By the People – For the People


The Dexter Bourbon Company returns bourbon to its roots in the 1800s when bourbon was crafted by barrel blenders and customized for customers. 

The company is named in honor of the world famous1800s bourbon blender –  Edmund Dexter.   He was so renowned –  Charles Dickens and King Edward VII stayed with him at his home on 4th street in Cincinnati. 

In Edmunds honor we offer DEXTER Three Wood Straight Bourbon Finished With 200 Year Oak, Maple Wood & Cherry wood. 

We also offer DEXTER 1862 Custom Bourbon because we believe everyone deserves their own bourbon – as Dexter would have crafted in 1862.

The Dexter Bourbon Company was founded by Doug Hall and Joe Girgash.  It is the luxury division of their Brain Brew WHISKeY company.  The Brain Brew Distillery that creates Dexter is located at 3849 Edwards Road in Newtown Ohio, 45244 USA – just east of Cincinnati and 7 miles north of Kentucky. 

World Famous 1800s Whiskey Blender, Edmund Dexter

Flagship Bourbon

Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished with 200 Year Oak, Cherry Wood & Maple Wood

In Edmund Dexter’s honor, we offer Dexter Three Wood. It’s our quest to make a whiskey  of the style and quality that Dexter might have served to Charles Dickens when he visited with him in 1842.

Connoisseurs seem to agree, the Ultimate Spirit Challenge gave Dexter Three Wood a rating of 95 Points their highest recommendation and selected it as one of the Top 100 Spirits in the World. 

The Amazing Flavor of Dexter Three Wood is because of WoodCraft Finishing with three artisan woods – Vintage 200 Year Oak, Maple Wood and Cherry Wood.

Delivers a Long & Luxurious Finish

Incredible Smoothness

Fresh & Bright Flavor

Custom Bourbon

Dexter 1862 Custom Bourbon returns bourbon to its roots in the 1800s when everyone could have their own personal bourbon.  It’s named in honor of custom bourbon maker –  Edmund Dexter. 

We specialized in custom bourbon because we believe you deserve your own bourbon.

The Dexter 1862 Custom Bourbon Blending Machine is available at Fine Bars & Restaurants. 

It’s a simple three step process: 

1. SCAN the QR code on the machine or visit

2. ANSWER 13 questions and our Dexter 1862 artificial intelligence app creates your bourbon blend.

3. SHOW the QR code to the bartender and you will have YOUR PERSONAL BOURBON.

World Famous 1800s Whiskey Blender, Edmund Dexter

Your bourbon is blended as Dexter might have done for you. It’s a blend of our six 90+ point WoodCraft finished bourbons: 200 year Oak, European Oak, American Oak, Cherry Wood, Maple Wood and Smoked Oak. 

Make My Bourbon

Welcome to the Dexter 1862  Artificial Intelligence Application!

Answer the 13 questions below to receive a QR code to try and save your recipe!

How much do you like a SMOKED taste in whiskey or foods?
~ Tasting Tips ~
When we talk about smoke, we're talking about barbecue smoke rather than a camp fire. Imagine the smell of ribs or brisket over cherry or apple wood. Think about the sweet tanginess of barbecue and the nice, heavy smoked flavor.
Would you like your custom whiskey to...
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When we think of CLEAN, we're thinking "easy to drink and pleasant on the palate." When we think of COMPLEX, we’re talking about a lot of different flavors working together to create a great taste. Our process aims to create a complexity of flavors that is easy and enjoyable to drink.
Would you like your custom whiskey to have...
Would you prefer that your custom whiskey...
~ Tasting Tips ~
For aftertaste, a short aftertaste is something that doesn't linger in your mouth very long. You taste it, you get a feel for it, and then it fades quickly. A long aftertaste is when we have the whiskey coating the palate and hanging out a little longer, allowing you to taste more flavors. The flavors that are probably going to include oak, woodiness, char, dark spices, and vanilla.
Would you prefer that your custom whiskey has a...
~ Tasting Tips ~
Mellow in this case refers to a whiskey that is going to be soft, supple, and gentle on the palate. LOW Burn and LOW Bite.
Would you like your custom whiskey to be optimized for drinking...
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When crafting your whiskey, here's what I want you to think about... Are you going to enjoy it on the rocks, neat, or in a cocktail? If you can answer these questions it will lead you to making the perfect whiskey.
Would you like your custom whiskey to have an OAKY FLAVOR?
~ Tasting Tips ~
An oaky flavor is obviously going to be a bit woody, though not necessarily good or bad depending on your preference. As with certain wines, oak will help impart certain tannic qualities such as mouthfeel, slight dryness, and a little bit of bitterness.
Would you like your custom whiskey to have a VANILLA FLAVOR?
~ Tasting Tips ~
Vanilla gives hints of the vanilla flavor and perception of smoothness.
Would you like your custom whiskey to have a DARK SPICE FLAVOR?
~ Tasting Tips ~
Dark spice is about warming flavors, like a great spiced apple cider, cardamon, pumpkin spice, nutmeg and other soft fall spices.
Would you prefer your custom whiskey to be...
~ Tasting Tips ~
By traditional bourbon flavors, what we mean is do you prefer flavors like vanilla, caramel, burnt sugar, light oak, and char.
If you were to drink a cocktail & had to make a choice which would you pick?
How often if ever do you drink whiskey of any kind - bourbon, scotch, rye or American whiskey?
How often if ever do you drink cocktails of any kind?