George Dickel Rye Whisky - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
George Dickel Rye Whisky
SKU: 05974

George Dickel Rye Whisky

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750ml
$27.99

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Category Rye
Region United States, Tennessee
Brand George Dickel
Alcohol/vol 45%
Proof 90.00

George Dickel Rye Whisky is the only American rye finished in the chilled charcoal-mellowed style that has made Dickel Tennessee whisky distinctive. Distilled in Lawrenceburg, IN, George Dickel Rye is made from 95% rye and 5% malted barley. Spicy, rich, balanced and round with an exceptionally smooth finish, this an exceptional choice in classic cocktails like The Old Fashioned and the Manhattan.  

Founder George A. Dickel was born 40 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and when he entered the whiskey business to sell the smoothest spirits in the region, he was already an established Nashville merchant. Geo. A. Dickel & Co. was born when the Cascade Hollow Distillery opened in 1878 in neighboring Coffee County, and George Dickel bought a large share. George Dickel followed in the Scottish tradition of spelling whisky without an “e.” George Dickel preferred whisky made in the winter months more than summer months because he felt it made the whisky taste smoother, so the company began advertising their Geo. A. Dickel’s Cascade Tennessee Whisky as “Mellow as Moonlight.” This is why Dickel whisky is chilled before undergoing the charcoal-mellow filtration known as the Lincoln County Process. This extra step smooths out the flavor and they are still the only Tennessee distillery to do it.

By 1904, under Augusta Dickel and business partner Victor Schwab, the distillery was prosperous. Although Prohibition became federal law in 1919, it was enacted in Tennessee nine years earlier. So the distillery was closed, but the then-named Cascade Whisky was allowed to be sold as a medicinal spirit through leased equipment at the Stitzel distillery in Kentucky. Twenty-five years after the Repeal of Prohibition, in 1958, a new distillery was opened down the road from the original Cascade Hollow Distillery and it began producing whisky known as Geo. A. Dickel Tennessee Whisky. In 1964, the whisky was bottled and released as Dickel Black Label Old No. 8 and Dickel Tan Label Superior No. 12. Today, this distiller carries on the tradition of excellence that made this brand a symbol of quality for over 130 years.  

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On the smoother, sweeter side of the rye spectrum, this whiskey offers a restrained aroma that mixes vanilla and oak and luxe, bold flavors that resound with -cigar wrapper, leather, toffee and cocoa. The long finish is perked up by a fleeting cut-apple freshness, marked by allspice and clove. Cocktail friendly. Made in Indiana, bottled in Connecticut.

Kara Newman, July 1, 2016

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