Review: George Dickel Bottled in Bond

Paid: $40 for 750 ml

Distilled/Owned by: George Dickel / Diageo

Region: Tennessee

50% ABV

Aged For: 13 Years, Distilled 2005

Mashbill: 84% corn, 8% rye, 8% barley

Cask Type: New charred oak

Chill Filtered: Yes

Color: Auburn

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Oak, milk chocolate, “They’re mineral’s Marie!” bright fruitiness, caramel, nuts

Feel: Light bodied, and as others have said “thin”

Taste: More chocolate, oak, vanilla, caramel, peanut, pepper, and walnut

Finish: Medium warmth and good length, spice, oak, minerals, pepper, tobacco, chocolate, and vanilla

Thoughts: The only thing keeping this from being rated in the high 80’s is the thin palate, which I suspect is due to chill filtering. If you are a fan of Dickel (and it seems more people are than they suspect with all the Barrell love these days) it’s an easy must buy at $40.

Score: 84 out of 100

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