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An eight year-old edition of the classic George Dickel Bourbon
George Dickel immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1844 where he started a small retail business. Within a few years he started buying regional Whiskies wholesale and reselling them to bars and restaurants. In 1888, Dickel’s company bought out one of his suppliers — the Cascade Hollow Distillery. 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. In 1956, the company returned to Tennessee, rebuilt the distillery, and adopted the Lincoln County process to become an official Tennessee Whisky. Today, the brand and distillery are owned by Diageo.
Did you know that June 14th is — and shall continue to be — National Bourbon Day in America? Here at Team Flaviar it’s an official holiday celebrated with donuts, songs, and much celebration into the wee hours of the evening. And this year to celebrate this most auspicious occasion, George Dickel announced the release of a new eight year-old edition of their signature Bourbon loveliness.
Like the rest of the core lineup, George Dickel 8 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey has their signature high-corn mash bill of 84% corn, 8% rye, and 8% malted barley. And yes, this Midwestern jungle juice was aged in new, charred white oak for a minimum of eight years before being bottled at a nearly perfect 45% ABV.
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
On the nose you’ll find a bit of sweetness and Cracker Jacks over some apricot and honey.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
On the tongue there are plenty of rich vanilla and toffee notes with hints of marmalade, Marasca cherries, marzipan, and toasted oak.
The finish is medium length with more toffee and blooming warmth.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in George Dickel 8 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.