George Dickel No 12 Sour Mash Tennessee Whisky
George Dickel No 12 is made from a mash bill of 84% corn, 8% rye, and 8% barley. Of course, as this is a Tennessee whisky (their spelling), it does go through the Lincoln County process of filtering through sugar maple charcoal. However, instead of the whisky being continuously dripped through a large vat of charcoal like Jack Daniel’s, Dickel distillate is placed in a vat along with the charcoal and allowed to sit for a few days before it is drained. Aged for an unspecified amount of time in new, charred American oak before bottling at 90 proof.
Our 90-proof Tennessee Whisky. We blend older whiskies to achieve deep, assertive flavors with an incredibly smooth finish. Bold and brazen, this is our Superior No. 12.
Concentrated flavors of rich oak and subtle vanilla lead to a long finish with hints of maple, butter and smoke. A whisky with enormous depth, range and personality – considered by many to be the gold standard of Tennessee Whisky.
Cedar, honey and vanilla arise on the nose of this Tennessee whiskey. The palate opens with oak, followed by an herbaceous sarsaparilla lilt and a long vanilla fade. Adding water coaxes out cedar, maple and a zap of lemon peel-like acidity. Made with a blend of older whiskies.
Recently awarded a massive 93 points from the Beverage Tasting Institute in Chicago, fending off stiff competition to win a Gold Medal at their American Whiskey Tasting.
A classic expression from the George Dickel collection of Tennessee whiskies, George Dickel No 12 is a 90 proof (or 45% ABV on this side of the Atlantic) sour mash whiskey, made with a mash bill of 84% corn, 8% rye and 8% malted barley.
Peanuts and barrel char kick start the nose, with vanilla extract, spicy oak, and mint sprigs. The charcoal mellowing process shows with vanilla and barrel char continuing to dominate on the palate, with astringent oak, peanut shells, banana Runts, cloves, and caramel. The finish is short and turns more towards the dry, oaky side, along with menthol, fireplace ash, and cinnamon