George Dickel 9 Year Single Barrel Twin Liquors

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Price: $40 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: George Dickel / Diageo

Region: Tennessee

51.5% ABV

Mashbill: 84% corn, 8% rye, 8% barley

Aged For: 9 years

Cask Type: New charred oak

Chill Filtered: Yes

Barrel and Bottle #: 05A04 B1-5-24, #32 Store Pick: Twin Liquors, Bottled 2016


Color: Tawny

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Minerally, vitamins, oak, brown sugar, honey, vanilla

Mouthfeel: Medium and silky

Palate/Taste: Oak and toffee, flan, cherry, vitamins, pepper, chocolate, coffee

Finish: Medium warmth and length. Minerals, leather, oak, chocolate, and toasted walnuts with vitamins and earth.

Thoughts: At initial tasting I found the minerality off-putting, but as I continued to sip and explore this really grew on me a lot.

Score: 85 out of 100

Orphan Barrel Whoop & Holler

Whoop and Holler

Price: $175 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: George Dickel / Diageo

Region: Tennessee

43% ABV

Mashbill: 84% corn, 8% rye, 8% barley

Aged For: 28 years

Cask Type: New charred oak

Chill Filtered: Yes (And possibly other filtering)

 


 

Color: Copper (For 28 years I’m a bit surprised at the relative lightness)

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Sour dark barrel char, heavy citrus, spoiled maple syrup, rotted corn mash, vanilla, and dark coffee.

Mouthfeel: Dry and thin

Palate/Taste: Dear god it’s like licking an oak branch that’s been struck by lightning and covered in sour mineral water. Bubblegum and citric acid.

Finish: Depressing long and bitter, caramel, vanilla extract harvested from the lining of an oak barrel, and corn.

Thoughts: The epitome of over oaked, it’s not good folks.

Score: 60 out of 100

Barrell Bourbon Batch 009

Barrell Bourbon 009

Price: $75 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: George Dickel / Bottled by Barrell

Region: Tennessee

56.05% ABV

Mashbill: 75% corn, 18% rye, 7% barley

Aged For: 13 years

Cask Type: New charred Oak

Chill Filtered: No

 


 

Color: Mahogany

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Rye, caramel, cinnamon, clove, tobacco, leather, and coffee

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, thick

Palate/Taste: Cinnamon, clove, oak, dark chocolate, coffee

Finish: Warm and spicy, with cinnamon, tobacco, and leather

Thoughts: An excellent bottling with a great palate and heavy flavors.

Score: 87 out of 100

George Dickel No. 12

George Dickel #12

Price: $25 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: George Dickel / Diageo

Region: Tennessee

45% ABV

Mashbill: 84% corn, 8% rye, 8% malted barley

Aged For: Minimum 6 years

Cask Type: New charred oak

Charcoal Filtered: Yes

 


 

Color: Auburn

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Caramel, some type of offputting funk, chocolate, and dry oak

Mouthfeel: Intermediate

Palate/Taste: Chocolate, cinnamon, pepper, yeasty funk, vanilla, and wood

Finish: Medium length and warm. Dirt, chocolate, and pepper notes.

Thoughts: There is some funky scent / flavor that I had in my sample that is offputing to me. It ruined it overall for me.

Score: 72 out of 100