Bottle #: 007
Tasted: Neat, via a 2oz sample bottle
This George Dickel 14 year old bottling is supposedly one of the oldest offerings of Tennessee Whiskey and was a limited release in 2014/2015. Although, I heard that George Dickel may release a 17 year old version at their gift shop.
I found the label interesting. It states “hand crafted in small batches”, which I assume means distilled? It also states on the label that it is a “hand selected barrel”. Usually when I see small batch on a label it means it is a blend of various aged whiskey barrels. Also, based on research online, I believe the “bottle no.” on the label is actually the barrel number. When I initially read the label it gave me a moment of pause to understand it.
Nose: Rich caramel. Peanut. Cinnamon. Oak. Spice. Clove.
Palate: Very nice thick and oily mouth feel. That rich caramel and peanut on the nose is at the forefront on the palate. Also like a caramel corn with nuts in the mix. Boiled cherries. Pepper. Cinnamon. Spice. Oak.
Finish: Medium. That rich caramel and spice stay on the finish. Little cinnamon and oak.
Grade: 87 – 89 (B+) = Great, Always want to have a bottle
I really enjoyed this bottle of George Dickel 14 year old whiskey. Easy sipper with a fantastic mouth feel and nice layers of complexity. I prefer this pour over the Jack Daniel’s Barrel Proof. I believe this bottle retailed for $55+. If I ever saw a bottle, I would definitely buy one. Cheers!Bourbon, bourbon blog, bourbon ranking, bourbon review, cleveland, George Dickel, George Dickel 14 Year Old Sour Mash Whiskey, review, tennesee whiskey, whiskey, Whiskey blog, Whiskey review