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Bottling NameGeorge Dickel No. 12
Bottled ByGeorge A. Dickel & Co. Tullahoma,TN
TypeTN Whiskey
Alcohol content90 Proof
Availability US: Available Japan: Unknown Duty Free: Unknown Europe: Unknown
Age4
Views (since 20080612) 66879
Bottling InfoReddish amber hue. Spicy toffee and walnut nose with a whiff of charcoal. A robust entry leads to a faintly sweet medium-bodied palate with treacle, nuts, and spicy oak elements. Finishes with caramle, rancio, and a brash wave of brown spices. An extroverted Tennessee whisky.

RATED: 93, Tastings.com



Review from dickelfanaustralia (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 2089, Created:20120627153350, Updated:20130104083859) View discussion on this review.
Purchased at:Whisky Exchange. And great servive.
Purchased for:Lots by the time I got it
Info on this bottle:3104248401
Nose:Maple, like a slow bush bbq, sweet/sour, not an off note. Powdery pungent aroma.
Taste:Smoothest Whisky. Big homemade Cookie DOUGH body. Back palate fills up with lots of Soft chewy/sticky TWIGY TIMBERS. Like there mapled with Slow Bush smoke going on. Perfect Balance. No bad burn. Nothing cloying. Alcohol all hidden. Won't offend. Very Tasty.
Finish:Smoothest. Deep warmth that fires back up. Little methol hangs. Soft chewy bbq Timbers. The whole time it reminded me off an out door bush bbq. How the timber slowly burns off.
Overall:No 12 has a more night cap mood then a high motor fuel kicking whisky. Maybe it's just me at the moment. Select is too acidic for my taste. No 8 the wood was just too bitter and cloying for me. I think the National Distiller Dickel 12 was more Pungent and Buttery. Maybe my palate has disintegrated by now.

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Review from Watson Roadster (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 2059, Created:20120310165055, Updated:20120310165225)
Purchased at:LCBO Burlington,Ontario
Purchased for:$36.95 CDN
Info on this bottle:George Dickel Original Tennessee Whisky Superior No.12 Brand
Nose:A very hard and pungent scent of corn...Then an iodinelike thing...Almost the same smell one gets from a peaty scotch (Think a blend like Teachers Highland Cream).Hints of smoke afterwards...
Taste:Excellent!!!Very smooth!!!!Sweet corn and a bit of caramel...figs...It's tastes a little smokey with a bit of that peatlike thing going on at the very end but it's not overpowering.Even though it's been charcoal filtered there's virtually no charcoal taste at all...
Finish:Not super long,but, the almost the very same profile comes through in the finish as it does in the initial taste.Slightly lingering corn sweetness mingling with caramel fading to a faint peat flavour one might find in certain scotches...
Overall:I'm pleasantly surprised.I'm not a fan of anything Jack Daniels offers mainly because of the constant,underlying,and,overpowering charcoal aspect to the flavour profile of that Tennessee Whiskey.This is a very nice departure.Very smooth...I'd go so far as agreeing with Jason Pyle that it has an almost "elegant quality" to it.It's far more complex and nuanced than it's in state cousin.I'm really digging the scotchlike aspect to Dickel No.12,as well.We're not talking Talisker peat here...Just something very subtle...This is the first time I had seen this brand up here,so I thought I'd give it a try.I'm pretty pleased with that decision...Dickel No.12 is a definate winner!

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Review from ChewyLeatherTobacco (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 1984, Created:20110916055640, Updated:20111011070047)
Purchased at:.
Info on this bottle:40% Platic. 50ml. UNITED DISTIILERS (AUST). 16.247.34.01 side. 80s/90s?
Proof Of this Bottle:40
Nose:Soft CORN field rising, buttery, old LEATHER ,TOBACCO, sour, balance, fresh, complex.
Taste:soft, buttery, fresh, complex.
medium chew leathery grip pillow of DOUGH. warming.
sour, sweet maple, buttery, charcoal, leathery, tobacco.
mid palate comes that big Chew.
then it starts over 1 more time same way.
Finish:warming is so deep and pleasant.
Empty glass has that Dickel Smell is so good. unsure how to describe it/ like a yeasty fresh cookie dough or peanut butter, buttery corn, and rises up in a fine dust.

loved every drop. literally the 50ml i would do tiny pours. sometimes a few drops.
Overall:100/100. always wanted to try it. like JD maple filtered whisky but so boring. seen dickel a 80's movie +, early 90 tv episode. I will seek pre late 90s Dickel again.
the two 2006 bottles i did not like the corn. 12 seemed flat body + strange corn like pickled or curled corn. so toasty too. Select was toasty with so much wood acid. Both EMPTY glasses SMELTS spot on nice with that buttery, dusty, dough mix thing.
i left one glass all day and it become a fraction buttery.

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Review from ColoradAL (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 1963, Created:20110514232534, Updated:20110514232716)
Purchased at:At the Distillery in Tullahoma
Purchased for:$19.99
Nose:Pleasantly, fragrantly sweet with a bits of wood and old shoe leather.
Taste:Iodine, fig and subtle fruit.
Finish:Sweet wood components linger. Not complex, but pleasant and seamless.
Overall:Dickel's website states that Dickel dropped the 'e' in whiskey because it was more similar in flavor to a Scotch whisky. This reaches in that direction. I thought I'd see a bit more fruit, but the subtle fruit along with the iodine gives the claim credence.

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Review from midwestinNY (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 1934, Created:20110312231358) View discussion on this review.
Purchased at:Big Red Liquors - Bloomington, Indiana
Purchased for:$20
Info on this bottle:???
Nose:Really sweet, doesn't have that deep body and spice of a kentucky bourbon possesses, different, but really nice balanced and non-assaulting nose, sits on ice for about a minute and opens up, real sweet and has a little bit of that sour mash tang to it. I'm a fan.
Taste:Sweet, not a ton of depth or profile, but a simple sweetness with only a small amounts of caramel
Finish:The finish lacks a little for me, where a KY bourbon would hit you with some spice then draw that out with some depth, this one is kind of thin and leaves just a small bite and is on the short side.
Overall:I still love this whiskey despite some imperfections. It's something different from KY bourbon, it represents another historical whiskey region that has earned its due respect and it's well crafted. I suppose I have turned into a bourbon snob a bit for delivering some knocks on this b/c it really is a very nice one at a rock bottom price and a welcomed break from KY bourbon. Love the bottle, love representing TN b/c it's a fun and cool place to be. Would give anything now to fly out of this concrete jungle to fly fish in the smokies and sit back sip this over a campfire and some smoked trout. Am I rambling? LOL, check this one out, I like it.

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Review from Mike (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 1821, Created:20100316190229, Updated:20100316190358)
Purchased at:Sigman Bottle Shop, Conyers, GA
Purchased for:Near 'bout $16
Proof Of this Bottle:90
Nose:Smokey buttered corn and a wee touch of rye kinda crawl out of the glass and up your smeller. There seems to be a slight hint of raisins with a skosh of allspice or nutmeg or one of those soft spices. Interesting but quite shy.
Taste:On the soft side with its corny sweetness and cinnamony slow acting heat. Well balanced with a slice of oak and char adding a bit of structure. Smooth as a baby's butt. A little ole bit of dryness keeps the sweet and the spice from overplaying their hand.
Finish:Moderate, playful, subtle.
Overall:Shit y'all, this are a very nice whiskey, very nice indeed. So good in fact that I ain't gonna leave this here spot 'til my dog brings me another sip and, being of a generous nature, Imo let him have a sip of Old Crow from his own private collection.

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Review from BourbonDave (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 1809, Created:20100217174056)
Purchased at:Lexington, KY
Purchased for:$15
Info on this bottle:Dickel No 12
Nose:Soft, subtle and sweet. Not overpowering. Some char and oak up front but the vanilla fights through.
Taste:Some sweetness with a little tingle from the oak or alcohol. Buttery and silky, almost creamy. Kinda sweet and sour taste that is a nice change of pace.
Finish:The finish is really nice. Long and slow with a nice warmth in the throat. I was suprised the finish was this good.
Overall:I'm really impressed with this whisky. I can't really think of another pour for under 20 bucks that is this smooth. Give it a try you won't be dissappointed.

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Review from BuffaloBill (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 1399, Created:20081223183823) View discussion on this review.
Purchased at:MA
Purchased for:$20
Info on this bottle:Dickel #12
Nose:Nice. Resinous. Good char. A tad sour with a butterscotch-like slant. Suede style leather. A rye note.
Taste:Round. Full, with a fairly mild burn. Drinks nicely and less raspy than most 90 Proofers, you'd swear it was an 80. Smooth, a tad sandy = some charcoal.
Finish:Medium. Soft...
Overall:Hey, I like it better than the Select 2006, but I tend to think that bottle was left open for too long in the shoppe. It's not as complex, but good. I'll try the Select again when I have the opportunity.

BB

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Review from biggroan (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 1342, Created:20081106155813)
Purchased at:internet
Purchased for:80.00
Info on this bottle:standard
Nose:[Olfactory impressions]initially when opened, a lot of charcoal seams to overload your senses.I always decant half the bottle, and leave the 2 for a week.now it is like a xmas cake. fabulous!!!
Taste:[Description of the initial taste impression]Once aired, itis super smooth,fruity and self assured.It is all in there. fruit, vanilla,oak,caramel,;oh heck mabee even the kitchen sink too, all perfectly mingled together.
Finish:[Description of the lingering taste impression]So smooth you cannot put it down unfortunately.warmth lasts for an age and you just want that feeling for ever.Abottle is too small [ and too dear over here.]
Overall:[Overall impression of this bottling]definately the best non bourbon bourbon there is, and up there with RHF and PVW20. Put me on a desert island with a shipwreck of this stuff and I'll be forever happy.. {PLEASE!!!!!}

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Review from spun_cookie (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 1249, Created:20080820220333)
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Nose:Soft nose with a little cord and sweet to it.
Taste:a little brown suger and some light bananna to me...
Finish:light oak and banana pudding with vanilla ..
Overall:not bad, just a dickel

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Review from Jon (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 781, Created:20070531124457)
Purchased at:McScrooges, Knoxville , TN
Purchased for:Forgot/ 1.75L
Proof Of this Bottle:90
Nose:Soft and sweet with charred oak up front and vanilla, caramel, nutmeg. nice!
Taste:Definately light brown sugar and charred oak soon chased by vanilla caramel and custard with a dash of nutmeg and filberts. Very nice!
Finish:An excellent moderate finish with the flavors all hanging on till the burn is gone. No flavor outdoes the rest like the char, but it is a tennessee whiskey remember. And a very characteristic one at that.
Overall:I love bourbon and this isn't one. However, of all the tennessee whiskies I've partaken of, this is the only one I regularly replace, and actually the only one that remains a staple in my whiskey diet. The reason why; I mostly drink my bourbon warm and neat to get the most flavor and the George D. has too much char for my taste straight. And here's the BUT, I like it better in coke or ale81 than any bourbon period!!!

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Review from Mike (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 622, Created:20061030153415, Updated:20061030181546)
Purchased at:Sigman Bottle Shop, Conyers, GA
Purchased for:$16
Proof Of this Bottle:90
Nose:A nose that is not pushy but subtle and almost delicate. A whiff of the charcoal and oak gives way to some rye, leather, caramel, popcorn, raisins, and apricots. I like this nose, it pleases me!
Taste:A nice skosh of fruit, raisins and apricots...then some corn and cinnamon pepper in perfect moderation. A smooth, tasty Tennessee whiskey with an understated, yet completely self-confident, balance.
Finish:A moderate finish in complete accord with the nose and taste. Nothing jumps timing here and all expectations are met. It just slides down your mouth with ease and skill.
Overall:I liked ole George the first time I met him and I like him now.

Ladies and gentlemen, sit back in yo seat and enjoy the ride, cause George knows the scenic route and will have you oohing and aahing as you sip in comfort.

Reminds me of a first class character actor, one who doesn't draw attention to himself, but if you watch him or her carefully, they will steal the show...........Chris Cooper comes to mind (the best in the business).........I bet he drinks Dickle!

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Review from Mike (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 437, Created:20060330143108, Updated:20060330153424)
Purchased at:Sigman Bottle Shop, Conyers, GA
Purchased for:$15.99
Nose:A bit of char along with the rye present first. Then there is the corn, a nice bit of dry oak, vanilla, caramel, leather, and a wonderful little surprise.........dark dried fruit, mostly cherries.
Taste:Along comes the corn sweetness and dark cherries, pushed aside at mid-palate by the rye spice. A very pleasing taste that holds on because this whisky is nicely viscous.
Finish:A moderately long finish that leaves the mouth refreshed, clean, and lively. Just enough character to keep you interested in the next sip.
Overall:A very good pour, balanced and interesting, with a decent finish.

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Review from bourbonv (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 115)
Purchased at:Liquor Outlet in Shively
Info on this bottle:Standard bottle from liqor store
Proof Of this Bottle:90
Nose:Candy corn and some peppery spice with a little smoke.
Taste:Smooth with no alcohol burn at all. Caramel with a little corn and a lot of oak. A little smoky on the end
Finish:Dry oak and candy corn caramel. Not real long lasting but long enough.
Overall:This is a good whisky. It is a little older than it was designed to be and as a result has a lot of oak in the taste. Other than that it really is as George used to say, "Mellow as Moonlight".

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