George Dickel No. 12
George Dickel // Tennessee, USA
George Dickel No. 12 is made from a mash bill of 84% corn, 8% rye, and 8% barley. Of course, as this is a Tennessee whisky (their spelling), it does go through the Lincoln County process of filtering through sugar maple charcoal. However, instead of the whisky being continuously dripped through a large vat of charcoal like Jack Daniel's, Dickel distillate is placed in a vat along with the charcoal and allowed to sit for a few days before it is drained. Aged for an unspecified amount of time in new, charred American oak before bottling at 90 proof.
TennesseeProduced in Tennessee; mash grain at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels; filtered through maple charcoal prior to aging.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"Peanuts and barrel char kick start the nose, with vanilla extract, spicy oak, and mint sprigs. The charcoal mellowing process shows with vanilla and barrel char continuing to dominate on the palate, with astringent oak, peanut shells, banana Runts, cloves, and caramel. The finish is short and turns more towards the dry, oaky side, along with menthol, fireplace ash, and cinnamon. "