George Dickel Sour Mash Whisky No. 12
George Dickel Sour Mash No. 12 Whisky at Third Base Market & Spirits
Third Base Market & Spirits is delighted to showcase George Dickel Sour Mash No. 12 Whisky, a classic Tennessee whisky often compared to high-end Bourbons for its richness and complexity. Made at the Cascade Hollow Distillery in Tullahoma, Tennessee, this whisky represents a benchmark for the region, offering a spirit that is at once traditional and distinctive.
- Name: George Dickel Sour Mash No. 12 Whisky
- Type: Tennessee Whisky
- Age: No Age Statement (NAS), but typically aged between 6 to 8 years
- Region: Tullahoma, Tennessee, USA
- Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 45%
Tasting Notes and Technical Description:
The whisky presents itself with a deep amber coloration, suggesting a generous interaction with charred oak barrels.
On the nose, George Dickel No. 12 unveils a complex blend of aromas—caramel and vanilla notes dominate initially, giving way to subtler fragrances of wood, spice, and a hint of smoke. The overall olfactory experience is rounded out by a faint note of dried fruit.
The palate does not disappoint and holds true to the promises made by the nose. Expect an upfront hit of sweet caramel and toasted vanilla. This immediate sweetness is beautifully counterbalanced by undertones of oak and a distinctive earthiness that is characteristic of Tennessee whisky. Delicate notes of dark chocolate and cinnamon further add to its complexity.
The finish is exceptionally smooth with a subtle spiciness and a gentle return of the caramel and vanilla notes, evoking a near-creamy sensation. This lingering finish ensures that the whisky's complexity is savored long after the last sip.
On the mouthfeel, George Dickel No. 12 showcases its balanced body—neither too thin nor overwhelmingly viscous. The whisky goes down smoothly, making it both a great sipping whisky and an excellent base for cocktails.
Third Base Market & Spirits Perspective:
George Dickel Sour Mash No. 12 Whisky serves as an introduction to the finest aspects of Tennessee whisky. This bottle is well-suited for both the novice and the connoisseur. Its nuanced flavors and balanced profile make it a highly versatile choice, ideal for both sipping neat and for elevating whisky-based cocktails.
This whisky has become a staple for its high quality at an accessible price point. However, despite its availability, we recommend securing a bottle as it is a perennial favorite and tends to move quickly off our shelves.
In summary, George Dickel Sour Mash No. 12 is a Tennessee whisky that commands respect for its artful balancing act of complex flavors and smooth finish. It stands as a paragon of what Tennessee whisky can achieve, making it an indispensable addition to any well-curated collection of American whiskies.