George Dickel Bottled In Bond ReviewEdit Post
Contributed by on Jul 19, 2019
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I love George Dickel. I love it, even more, when it’s been well aged and even more when it hasn’t been overly watered down. So, by all means, I should love this George Dickel Bottled In Bond. Distilled in the fall of 2005, bottled in Spring 2019, and bottled at 50% it has all the right indicators of being awesome. But before we dig into this Tennessee Whiskey Review let’s do something I rarely do… chat about price.
When I first heard it was going to be a 13-year-old Bonded whiskey I thought for sure they were going to go the Old Fitzgerald Bonded route and price it through the roof. When they said that it was going to be released at under $40 I thought I had traveled back in time and felt dumbstruck. First, we have the Four Roses Small Batch Select coming in at a not-horrible price, and now this? I hope this trend of fantastic whiskey at reasonable prices continues.
George Dickel Bottled In Bond Review: Details and Tasting Notes
George Dickel is excited to announce the brand’s newest limited release – George Dickel Bottled in Bond. Bold and balanced, this 13-year-old whisky is rooted in authenticity – reflective of Cascade Hollow Distilling Co.’s commitment to honestly producing quality whisky.
Details (price, mash bill, cask type, ABV, etc.)
Region: Tennessee, USA
Distiller: George Dickel
Mash Bill: 84% Corn, 10% Rye, 6% Malted Barley
Cask: New Charred Oak
Age: 13 Years
Batch: Fall 2005 – Spring 2019
Dry corn, toffee, oak, vanilla Necco, citrus peels and Twizzlers with some bits of cocoa and mustiness.
Oak, dried corn, citrus zest (tartness), toffee, cocoa powder, vanilla Necco and a light something that makes me thing of strawberry shortcake.
Med-Long -> Oak, dried corn, vanilla Necco and spice.
BALANCE, BODY & FEEL
Great balance, robust body and a soft velvety feel.
George Dickel Bottled In Bond Review: Overall and Score
Pure Dickel magic. Aroma is full and inviting with sweet and rustic notes playing out evenly and sweet dried corn GD essence; Palate is deep and delicious, taking on more of the oak and darker notes; Finish is an elegant drawl pulling it all together.
This George Dickel Bottled In Bond is currently one of my favorite releases of this year. It’s everything you want in a glass of George amped up and balanced out. I love the occasional light strawberry shortcake and pine notes that come and go, it makes a great Old Fashioned and even opens up a bit, getting oakier and a bit nutty with water.
This is a great Tennessee Whiskey and I can’t recommend it enough.
SCORE: 89/100 (B+)
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Nose - 89
Palate - 91
Finish - 90
Balance, Body & Feel - 90
George Dickel Bottled In Bond Review Summary
George Dickel Bottled In Bond is a deep and delicious whiskey that is the bold epitome of everything a good Dickel should be. Simply awesome
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