Recently, John from Bourbon Finder and I were chatting about doing some blind samples for one and other. Coupled with the fact he was interested in trying agave, we agreed to meet up and share some blind samples of a couple expressions of stuff we had been drinking. This is a blind sample from that, and I was given the reveal after completing all 4 samples and sending over my notes. Let's dive in.
Sweet cream, orange, honey, nougat. Prominent cocoa.
Medium mouth feel, some heat. Nice oak structure, cocoa, pepper. Hot and peppery is the best descriptor, with some underlying orange peel, cocoa and tannins.
Long but a bit hot. Oaky and tannic, but with nice structure. Dry and orange forward.
Pretty great overall, though the oak is a bit heavy handed. This was revealed to me as Pursuit Series Episode 13 - a sample I've had once before. Pretty nice overall, especially considering how much Dickel is out there these days.