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George Dickel Rye, 45%

Price: $25 Issue: Spring 2013 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

A 5 year old rye whisky made in Lawrenceburg, Ind. (with the signature LDI 95% rye mashbill) that went through the Lincoln County Process after aging. A somewhat anemic nose, lightly grassy; sweet with edges of mint, vanilla, and oatmeal. The mouth is more rewarding; the rye's bitter spice and sweet mint emerge to flame across the tongue. It's very easy to drink, with a flare of oily mint intensity at the finish. Good, but you expect more from Dickel.