George Dickel No. 12

George Dickel No. 12
Whisky George Dickel No. 12
Country United States
Type Tennessee Whiskey
Cask American Oak
Abv 45%
Rating 77/100
Reviews of George Dickel No. 12
says on June 29, 2021
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 71/100
Color: Old gold

General description

Vanilla and maple flavors make this a sweet sipper. Perfect over a rock for those hot, muggyTennessee nights!

says on January 26, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Tawny

General description

Gefährlich süffig.

Nose

Vanille über Vanille, dazu Früchte im Hintergrund, Karamell und etwas Nussiges.

Palate

Voluminöser Antritt mit Früchten, Vanille und Karamell, anschließend eine milde Eiche Würze.

Finish

Mild, mit etwas süßer Vanille und Karamell.

says on November 12, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

very nice taste

says on June 6, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

A fantastic American whisky for a good price. nicely smooth

Nose

Vanilla, Berry, charcoal, a nice shortbread note and a little cherry.

Palate

Vanilla, and maple syrup. A slight raspberry and some nice heat

Finish

Beautiful charcoal, and spice.

says on February 26, 2020
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Tawny

General description

My first foray into Tennessee Whiskey, this was exciting, but ultimately a little sweet and simple for me, though I can certainly see and understand the appeal of Dickel for those with a sweet tooth. 

SETTING:
As it’s a simple pour, enjoy this one at a barbecue/outdoor gathering where the savoriness of some hot dogs and hamburgers provide the bite your palate is looking for. The whiskey’s got the smiles and laughs covered ;).

VITALS:
– Made In: Tullahoma, Tennessee, USA
– Distiller: Cascade Hollow Distilling Company
– Classification: Tennessee Whiskey
– Age: nas
– Mash Bill: Corn=84%; Rye=8%; Malted Barley=8%
– Casks: Char #4
– Barrel Entry Proof: undisclosed; chilled and filtered through sugar maple charcoal, as is standard for Tennessee Whiskeys
– ABV: 45% (90 proof)
– Price: $22.95 USD in Idaho

ENJOYMENT METHOD: Neat from a Glencairn glass with father and fellow reviewer, Brian Dawson (username: bdawson57). Check out his review for this bourbon and many others on his profile!

Nose

I am greeted with barrel char and an overall sweetness on the nose. It is definitely a cane sugary sweetness with maple and corn syrup, as I would expect of a whiskey that has been filtered this way. There is a pinch of white pepper and a dark stone fruit, perhaps like plums or currants, but it is subtle. I get brown sugar and vanilla custard that eventually bloom to mix with the plain cane sugar and maple. 

Deep inhales coax out a candy element, similar to red hots as I can detect just a little bit cinnamon. 

It does smell good, but I think that it’s too sweet for me.

Palate

– Mouth Feel: This is slightly watery, if I’m honest; it is nothing fancy.
– Balance: Quite simple with a heavier hand for sugary sweetness.
– Visual: Tawny in color with a very red hue, there are minimal and faint legs and no crown – very thin.

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– Taste: Both roasted/grilled and boiled corn make an appearance here, being quite dominant. I can also detect new leather and the syrup you’d find in a fruit cup. It’s actually not a bad combination.

Interestingly (and perhaps strangely) enough, I can taste flour, in the way almost like a roux, which is a very new flavor for me in a whiskey. 

There is a fruit essence, but it is very light and more in its blossom stage. If I had to pick, I’d say cherry blossoms, but again… very subtle. 

I still get the cane sugar, maple, brown sugar and vanilla flavor too. It’s such an intense hit of sweet, and I admittedly prefer a fruit sweetness if anything. As a result, I’m slightly overwhelmed, despite how simple this is overall.

A Kentucky (Tennessee?) chew kicks up char as the only visible spice in the palate, along with sugary sweetness and very little alcohol burn. Personally, one chew was enough.

Finish

– Lasting Power: Short. No warmth leftover and flavors fade quickly.
– Between Sips: The fruit cup syrup is mostly all I get, cut by that odd roux essence. Then it goes back to maple and corn syrup which is just confusing my palate because I don’t know what prompted that transition.

– No More: This improves as I get further into the glass, with a simple light caramel warmth mixing with oak as the overriding flavors. Again, not complex or very memorable, but it is enjoyable. At the price, I can’t complain, and it is worth testing out.

The empty Glencairn is a pleasant and fresh oak. I wish I’d gotten that out of the palate more, but I wouldn’t dream of turning it away now.

says on February 23, 2020
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 84/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Tawny

General description

George Dickel #12 Tennessee Whisky is simple and sweet with some interesting aromas, flavors and an easy finish.  At under $25 (USD) it is easy to understand why many choose to make this juice their daily pour.

GEORGE DICKEL #12 TENNESSEE WHISKY VITAL STATS:
Category: Tennessee Whiskey
Region: Tullahoma Tennessee, USA
Distillery: Cascade Hollow Distilling Company
Mash Bill: 84% corn, 8% rye, 8% malted barley
Barrel Char: #4
Barrel entry proof: unpublished
Age: unpublished
Chilled and sugar maple charcoal filtered
ABV: 45% (90 Proof)
Price: $22.95 in Idaho, USA

ENJOYMENT METHOD:
For the evaluation, I shared the juice neat from Glencairn glasses with my daughter and fellow WhiskySuggest  reviewer Hannah009.

Check out her review for this whiskey elsewhere on the app!

The rating below is the same as given in my reviews of Bulleit Bourbon and Wild Turkey 101.

Nose

Light alcohol greets the nose then gives way to a faint potpourri of fruit blossoms, roasted sweet corn and faint fresh citrus.  There is a little pepper in there as well but sweetness rules, coming in waves of light vanilla, simple syrup, brown sugar, and candied honey.  I detected faint toasted almonds hidden in hazy barrel char.  I also get an unusual medicinal element, but in no way unpleasant.

Palate

The alcohol sensed on the nose offers a slight warming bite.  This is a corn dominate juice, mixed with an almost indistinguishable non-sweet fruit presence of (possibly) figs.  Its black pepper spiciness is nearly dominated by brown sugared cinnamon, light vanilla, and maple syrup, which blends nicely with a sweet smokey barrel char and dry oakiness.  The slightly strange savory element detected on the nose becomes more apparent as I taste a funky multi-vitamin-like powder.  In the end this is a nice, simple pour.

Balance, Body, Feel, and Look:
George Dickel #12 is definitely different than the bourbons I am more accustom to, but it is not what I would consider unusual.  The juice is blended well, but blended in the sense where most aromas and flavors are muted and nearly indistinguishable.  In my mouth it is mellow and creamy but offers a bit of a bite (which I like).  In the Glencairn there is no apparent crown, causing the juice to return in sheets and thin legs to the red-highlighted tawny colored pool.

Finish

George Dickel #12 Tennessee Whisky offers a short warm finish of clean faint citrus.  The sweetness sensed on the nose and in the mouth lingers as does the simple smokiness of barrel char and dry old oak in the empty Glencairn.

says on April 23, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

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says on April 13, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Not bad. There are far worse Tennessee Whiskys out there.

says on April 9, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 73/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Not a great whiskey, not a bad whiskey either for the money.

says on June 30, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

This was a pleasant surprise, and a mild, tasty introduction to Tennessee whisky.

Nose

Oak, vanilla, spice

Palate

caramel, dry, spice

Finish

long, hint of smoke or charcoal?

says on June 16, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 60/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

pretty average for me, nice flavor and finish but nothing spectacular

says on March 8, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 72/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Lot of oak, burnt sugar and nutmeg. Like most TN whiskeys it is more of a mixer for me.

says on August 29, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 73/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

Nice sipping whiskey, very slight burn with a bold flavor at first but then softens with a slight after taste.

says on August 6, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 41/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Didn't enjoy over ice

says on July 10, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Very underrated Tennesee whiskey. Oaky on the nose, but caramel to taste.

says on November 29, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Pale staw

General description

Listed as a bourbon, but this is a Tennessee Whisky and a better one than Jack IMO. Great value at $20 a fifth.

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Flavour profile

  • Spice
  • Sweet
  • Maple
  • Vanilla
  • Smooth
  • Bourbon
  • Sugar
  • Oak
  • Long finish
  • Light
  • Wood
  • Caramel
  • Lemon
  • Honey
  • Enjoyable
  • Apple
  • Thick
  • Syrup
  • Strong
  • Old
  • Mild
  • Layered
  • Good
  • Ginger
  • Elegant
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