Another Dickel! Everyone needs a good Dickel every once in a while, right? I’m right.
We introduced this brand with their Rye, and we talked about sour mash whiskey before with Jack Daniels. However, despite those two strikes, George Dickel No. 12 Tennessee Sour Mash Whisky turned out to be quite a pleasant surprise. So I went back out to their website to check out what they’re offering.
There’s a No.1 un-aged foundation whisky, that we can’t get in Ontario, from which their other sour mash whiskies are made. There’s a No. 8, that we can’t get in Ontario, that is probably a closer analog to Jack Daniel’s No. 7, and a Barrel Select, that we can’t get in Ontario, made with minimum 10y Tennessee sour mash, which I’d quite like to try. But we can’t get it in Ontario.
Insert monopoly commentary here. Although, given what’s going on with the Beer Store, there may be space for the LCBO to expand their niche market offerings. Who knows. Here’s what we thought:
Dan – light amber
Simon – light gold
Davey – light
Dan – cherry, caramel, nail polish
Simon – caramel chews, pasta
Davey – candied nail polish (in a good way)
Dan – well textured, light vanilla, with nutty aftertaste/texture, kinda spicy
Simon – sweet & thick, slight cracker grain, bready
Davey – light vanilla, textured
Dan – spicy
Simon – silky, burn
Davey – milky
Dan – neat, spicy
Simon – lighter & easier, if subdued
Davey – subtle, smooth
Try it? Yes! But it! Yes.