George Dickel Reserve 17 year old Cask Strength Tennessee, 46%
Price: $250 ● Issue: Spring 2023 ● Reviewer: David Fleming
A zesty nose with sweet notes of maple syrup and Sugar Daddy, green banana and musty oak lead to a palate that offers bitter chocolate, coffee, and more mature oak. While the wood influence is strong, the flavor profile manages to hang in there and emerges well balanced. Overall, it is fairly light in its flavor footprint, which seems somewhat constrained by the barrel influence, but is nevertheless a very sippable, enjoyable whiskey.