George Dickel Bottled-In-Bond 13yr Review | Whiskey Raiders
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George Dickel Bottled-In-Bond 13yr

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  • Distiller:

    Dickel

  • Bottler:

    Dickel

  • ABV:

    50%

  • Age:

    13 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: I love the occasional light strawberry shortcake and pine notes that come and go, it makes a great Old Fashioned and even opens up a bit, getting oakier and a bit nutty with water.
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  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: A great first showing from Nicole Austin, which will certainly be embraced by bartenders.
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  • Raided Score: 93
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: The lengthy finish is rich with leathery oak, baking spice, roasted peanuts, and dark chocolate-covered cherries.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: If the company can maintain the age statement and quality of Bottled in Bond, they have the opportunity of a runaway success on their hands.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The finish is long and subtle with a hint of cherries underneath the lingering spices.
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: Call me a skeptic no more! This is great stuff, at an amazing price for a whiskey of this age.
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  • Raided Score: 71
  • Publication: Whiskey Consensus
  • Excerpt: The flavor profile was definitely on the “more interesting” side of things, which was actually a pleasant surprise and enjoyable. At the end of the day this product seems to have been priced in-line with the quality of whisky inside the bottle.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: This is Dickel with those polarizing vitamin notes really dominating the profile.
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  • Intro:

    Distilled in the Fall season of 2005, this bottling is 13 years old and carries the enviable bottled in bond designation. Produced by Dickel in Tennessee, this affordable limited edition was a surprise to see pop up, and a welcome sight to many whiskey fans.

  • Nose:

    Heavy on char, peaches, some minerality and a touch of caramel. Woody, mineral forward.

  • Taste:

    Crisp and dry on the palate, a bit of dry oak. Medium mouth feel. Honey, crisp peaches, orange peel and pepper. Chalky and Dickel, with the Dickel turned up a couple notches.

  • Finish:

    Long finish, dry and oaky. Orange and fruits, paired with a copper and vitamin note, carry for a good deal of time.

  • Overall:

    I like this, but think it could be a bit better balanced. This is Dickel with those polarizing vitamin notes really dominating the profile. Fans will love it, for sure, but I could use a bit more balance to feel like it's really hitting its stride.

  • Score:

    5

  • By t8ke
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