Wednesday, August 29, 2012

George Dickel 12 Year: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by The Cove

George Dickel might be the little cousin the Tennessee whiskey world, but for my money he gets my vote every day.  George Dickel Original Finest Quality Sippin' Whisky No. 12 is a fantastic spirit for the price tag, and it is time that it gets more recognition.  The charcoal filtered corn-based whisky is pleasing to the palate even when consumed straight.  With a charred wood yet sweet nose, Dickel 12 masks its 90 proof potency well.  A bouquet of spices hits the tongue mellowed out by sweet maple and corn that tastes as nature intended.  Dickel 12 finishes mellow with a smooth and easy sip.  The whisky has an excellent degree of balance and complexity as it caries notes of sweetness, spiciness, and smokiness in a very nice harmony.  This should be a Tennessee whiskey in everyone's collection.  If you don't know Dickel, you don't know dick.

George Dickel No. 12

78.0 Average Score

Whisk(e)y Wednesday is a blog post series on Bite and Booze presented by The Cove. Check out The Cove in Baton Rouge, LA to browse their selection of over 200 whiskeys (including bourbons) and 325+ Scotch whiskys. Whisk(e)y Wednesday is created and rated by the hosts of Raise a Glass. Scores are marked for Nose, Taste, Finish, and Balance and Complexity using our own propriatary scoring system. Marks are then added and averaged, leaving us with a final score out of a 100 point scale. Our scale should be looked at on the full range of 0-100 rather than an academic range where 70 is passing and anything less is failing. A 50 should be considered a very mediocre whisk(e)y while anything below 10 is absolute horse piss and anything above 90 is rather extraordinary.

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