George Dickel 15 year old Single Barrel (No. L2029-5k-1010), 52.3%
Price: $60 ● Issue: Spring 2021 ● Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton
This has Dickel's distinctive oily grain aromas: It's packed with corn and peanuts, and also sweet with brown-sugar oatmeal and maple candy. Add a little water and voila! Orange peel and Luxardo cherry appear, creating an instant Old Fashioned. The palate is chewy and full-bodied, pepped up with cinnamon and dried ginger, and lengthened by grape jelly, Coca-Cola, Corn Nuts, and dried cherries. A full and lengthy finish sings with ginger, peanuts, and chocolaty oak.