George Dickel Rye Whisky
  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Region Tennessee
  • Distillery George Dickel
  • Style American Rye Whiskey
  • Alcohol 45%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • herbs
  • rye
  • butter
  • lemon zest
  • smoky
  • spicy
  • nutty
  • tea
  • grassy

George A. Dickel's

George Dickel Rye Whisky (0.75l, 45%)
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George Dickel Rye Whiskey is a lesson in smooth southern charm.

George Dickel immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1844 where he started a small retail business. He added liquor to his his products in 1861, and the product line did very well. Within a few years he started buying regional Whiskeys wholesale and reselling to to bars and restaurants. In 1888, Dickel’s company bought out one of their suppliers — the Cascade Hollow Distillery. Things went well until the dark days of Prohibition forced them to close things down. When prohibition ended, the distillery was sold and the Bourbon renamed in honor of their founder — George A. Dickel’s Cascade Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Today, the brand and distillery are owned by the Diageo mega-corp.

George Dickel Rye Whiskey is the only Dickel branded product not made at the Cascade Distillery. Like many American premium Rye Whiskeys, George Dickel Rye hales from MGP in Indiana — Rye is a notoriously fickle grain and requires an expert touch. But once the distillate is made, it follows the classic Dickel formula of cool filtration through sugar-maple charcoal and ageing in dark, #4 char casks. If that sounds familiar, it’s because those are the same specs as Tennessee-style Whiskey, which makes George Dickel Rye smooth and mellow, even at 45% ABV.

  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Region Tennessee
  • Distillery George Dickel
  • Style American Rye Whiskey
  • Alcohol 45%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Golden amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Fresh-cut grass and roasted nuts with a hint herbal tea

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Very smooth with a hint of cherry and a lighter spice

Finish
Smooth and savory with a bit of a bite
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  • herbs
  • rye
  • butter
  • lemon zest
  • smoky
  • spicy
  • nutty
  • tea
  • grassy
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Character Dogson
Rye - think of it as Bourbon's edgier cousin. It’s known for what many call a spicy or fruity flavor. Rye (distilled from at least 51% Rye) is not on the sweet side and tends to have a spicier body. That’s why the character of a cocktail made from Rye, instead of Bourbon, is drier.
All George Dickel products are aged on site (cool and dry), but the George Dickel Rye Whisky is distilled in Indiana, due to the unique specifications Rye’s temperamental character requires.
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
George Washington famously loved his Rye Whiskey. In fact, after he served as the first president of the United States, he returned to his farm at Mount Vernon and started a small Rye distillery of his own.
Rye sparked the first revolution after the American Independence. It was called the Whiskey Rebellion, and it arose when the government tried to tax Whiskey and enforce the taxation on distillers. The lesson here? Don't mess with a Whiskey drinker's dram.
American companies usually spell “Whiskey” with the “e” before the “y.” George Dickel products use the Scottish spelling “Whisky” (without the “e”) on purpose because George thought that his products were just as good as any from Scotland.
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Character Dogson
Rye - think of it as Bourbon's edgier cousin. It’s known for what many call a spicy or fruity flavor. Rye (distilled from at least 51% Rye) is not on the sweet side and tends to have a spicier body. That’s why the character of a cocktail made from Rye, instead of Bourbon, is drier.
All George Dickel products are aged on site (cool and dry), but the George Dickel Rye Whisky is distilled in Indiana, due to the unique specifications Rye’s temperamental character requires.
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
George Washington famously loved his Rye Whiskey. In fact, after he served as the first president of the United States, he returned to his farm at Mount Vernon and started a small Rye distillery of his own.
Rye sparked the first revolution after the American Independence. It was called the Whiskey Rebellion, and it arose when the government tried to tax Whiskey and enforce the taxation on distillers. The lesson here? Don't mess with a Whiskey drinker's dram.
American companies usually spell “Whiskey” with the “e” before the “y.” George Dickel products use the Scottish spelling “Whisky” (without the “e”) on purpose because George thought that his products were just as good as any from Scotland.
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