Alrighty folks, today we have a 15 year Dickel bourbon whiskey sourced by Pursuit Spirits, the independent bottling arm of the Bourbon Pursuit umbrella. I've generally been a big fan of their past bottlings, so I'm looking forward to giving this a go. I can't remember the last time I had a Dickel this old, and with all the recent Sweeten's info, I'm curious to see how this is at a bit older. Let's dive in.
Powerful cocoa, some grape, some cherry, strong oak structure. Pungent and tannic with lots of caramel, praline and cocoa.
Medium mouth feel. A bit hot, but nothing out of the ordinary. Lots of cocoa, some pepper, nice cherry note, some blackberry and sourdough. Tastes much older, much more tannic and complex.
Long, dry and sweet. Toffee, waffle cone, dry oak. Super tannic here, lots of pepper, leaves the palate bone dry on exit.
This is really quite nice save for some serious overoaking in my opinion. I love the nose and the palate is really pretty great as well, but the finish is much more bitter and oaky than I’d prefer. That said, this is a very good bourbon, especially for you oak heads out there.