George Dickel delivers an encore performance, Bottled in Bond, and dripping with Tennessee flavor.
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.
In 2019, George Dickel released a special "Bottled in Bond" edition and the market rewarded them for the effort with a handful of industry Gold Medals and sold out store shelves. So naturally they are doing it again this year. George Dickel 11 Year Bottled in Bond was distilled in the autumn of 2008 and bottled in the spring of 2020. Make no mistake… this is the George Dickel Tennessee Whiskey that you love with the standard mash bill of 84% corn, 8% rye, and 8% malted barley. To qualify as "Bottled in Bond," the Spirit must be distilled in a single season, from a single distiller, produced and aged at a single location, and be bottled at 50% ABV (100 proof).
George Dickel wanted to let folks know that his American Whisky was ever bit as smooth as imported Scotch. That’s why to this very day the label used the Scottish spelling of the word "Whisky" — without the "e."