George Dickel 12 YR
Distillery: George Dickel Distillery. Tullahoma, TN
Age: 12 YR
Nose: Corn is prominent and sweet with notes of vanilla, candied citrus and butterscotch fudge coming through. Honey candy, simple syrup, dried orchard fruit, a touch of wood and rich, but not cloying, sweetness backfill the aroma; making it simply stunning to sniff.
Palate: Cinnamon moves in with corn, caramel and citrus in a foursome of flavor. Vanilla, wood and a touch of char and leather move through with ease and that rich sweetness is back along with some notes of grain, dried fruit and an ambiguous spice.
Color: Orangish Caramel
Notes: NO 12 is a significant step up from No 8. It's a fantastic iteration of the smooth Tennessee character.