George Dickel No. 8
George Dickel // Tennessee, USA
George Dickel is the only major American whiskey brand to have been based in both Kentucky and Tennessee during its history. Founded in the 19th century in Tennessee, Dickel moved its operations north to Kentucky in 1910 because of Tennessee's enactment of prohibition, finally returning to Tennessee in 1958.
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
"This is about as straightforward a nose as a whiskey can get, with lots of grain and oak at the forefront. Light vanilla, and a hint of freshly ground pepper are also detectable. The flavor profile is as honest as the nose, with a straightforward grain and oak flavor with some cinnamon spice, and freshly-baked Bundt cake tones. The finish is clean and quick, leaving just a hint of cinnamon and a small amount of alcohol burn. While there aren't a lot of different flavors coming out of this whiskey this is an enjoyable, if fairly straightforward whiskey. "