George Dickel "8 Year Old" Bourbon Whisky


45% ABV, 750 ml

From the Whiskey Wash: "The George Dickel whiskey brand took advantage of National Bourbon Day this week to drop a major announcement … the newest release from the Cascade Hollow Distillery … Dickel Bourbon.

For Cascade Hollow’s general manager and distiller, Nicole Austin, creating Dickel Bourbon was an opportunity to showcase what’s described as the brand’s mature whiskies at the distillery. She said the creation also allowed the brand to give a home to those barrels that leaned into more traditional bourbon notes and did not express the Tennessee Whiskey tasting characteristics found in the rest of the George Dickel offerings.

While creating the ultimate blend for Dickel Bourbon, Austin sampled thousands of barrels in the distillery’s inventory before selecting the final juice.

“At Cascade Hollow, we have a lot of whiskies that exemplify the Tennessee Whiskey style, but we also have inventory that has a lot more in common with bourbon as we understand it in America,” Austin said in a prepared statement. “Dickel Bourbon is an opportunity for us to finally share this quality liquid with the rest of the world. I’m particularly proud that we have the kind of mature whisky inventory that can deliver an 8-year-old bourbon. As a style, bourbon is meant to be more approachable and balanced, and Dickel Bourbon is a great entry point into our whole portfolio.”

The distiller’s official tasting notes show that Dickel Bourbon has initial hints of vanilla leading into cherry and orange before being balanced by almond toffee and oak. The bourbon shows complexity due to it being aged 8 years. It clocks in at 90 proof.

While many of Dickel’s Tennessee Whiskeys also meet the criteria to be called bourbons, the brand will continue to label its other permanent offerings as Tennessee Whiskey since the liquid’s tasting characteristics are more closely related to that style.

In the end, Austin said, the team chose to label Dickel Bourbon as a bourbon due to the final liquid offering a “perfectly balanced combination of vanilla, oak, fruit and spice – the tasting profile most closely associated with traditional bourbon – without any one of them rising above the other.”"

Collections: Bourbon/Rye, Spirits, Whiskey


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