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George Dickel 8yr Bourbon

  • Distiller:

    Dickel

  • Bottler:

    Dickel

  • ABV:

    45%

  • Age:

    8 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Drink Hacker
  • Excerpt: This is not really a serious whiskey, but it’s certainly not an unlikeable one, either. I would (and will) use it for cocktails, where the slightly elevated proof will shine — and the sweetness will allow for some restraint against the use of simple syrup and its ilk.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: Dickel has presented a thoughtfully blended sipper that, with or without ice, is an excellent addition to the bourbon line up. I Definitely preferred it with ice, but either way there is a lot to talk about and enjoy in this glass.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: A winner from Dickel. It's great to see that they are leaning into the debate on TN whiskey vs bourbon, and delivering a killer 8yr bourbon while they're at it. Bravo.
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  • Intro:

    Distilled by Dickel in Tennessee, this 8 year age stated release also features the designation of 'bourbon' on the label in a bold, and new, marketing move from the brand.

  • Nose:

    Big toffee, banana bread, some honey roasted peanut, cocoa, peanut butter, nougat and a faint touch of vanilla bean. Sweet, fruity, quite creamy.

  • Taste:

    Moderate palate, lovely oak profile here. Quite a bit, in fact, without dominating. Sweet cream, nougat, toffee and caramel. Light espresso and coffee notes on the back palate. Unique and interesting.

  • Finish:

    Long finish. This is drinking very complex, lots of creamy sweetness, caramel, espresso, honey roasted peanut and toffee on the finish.

  • Overall:

    A winner from Dickel. It's great to see that they are leaning into the debate on TN whiskey vs bourbon, and delivering a killer 8yr bourbon while they're at it. Bravo.

  • Score:

    7

  • By t8ke
  • Our in house critic rates spirits on a scale of 0-10 (10 best) and is aggregated the same as external sources
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