George Dickel Bottled in Bond Returns With A New Bottling For 2020 - The Whiskey Wash

George Dickel Bottled in Bond Returns With A New Bottling For 2020

By Nino Marchetti / June 17, 2020

The debut last year of the George Dickel Bottled in Bond Tennessee Whisky marked great success for current Dickel general manager and distiller Nicole Austin and the distillery’s parent company, Diageo. Austin was brought on at the distillery in 2018, empowered to bring renewed life to the Dickel brand. And that she did, as her initial bottled in bond release, particularly given its 13 year age and solid pricing, helped covet the bottling trophies such as the “Whisky of the Year” award from Whisky Advocate and the top-rated American Whiskey of 2019 by Wine Enthusiast.

Now Austin and the Dickel distillery team are back with a 2020 release of Bottled in Bond, this time being vintage dated from Fall 2008.

George Dickel Bottled in Bond (Fall 2008)

George Dickel Bottled in Bond (Fall 2008) (image via Diageo)

George Dickel Bottled in Bond (Fall 2008), according to those behind it, is an 11 year old Tennessee whiskey that was bottled at 100 proof (50% ABV) in the fall of 2008. It has a mash bill that’s 84% corn, 8% rye and 8% malted barley, and the whiskey is chill charcoal mellowed like the rest of the George Dickel Tennessee Whisky portfolio.

“Bottled in Bond whiskies have always been one of my favorite categories because you know exactly what you’re getting when you pick up a bottle,” said Austin in a prepared statement. “Our team continues to make great whisky that’s reflective of the values we feel are most important, and I’m proud to share this year’s vintage of George Dickel Bottled in Bond with everyone.

“Like last year’s release, this bottling is a bold, complex spirit that shares the classic nutty, fruity and waxy characteristics that are expected from mature George Dickel whiskies.”

As it stands now plans call for this whiskey to debut beginning this month in select markets across the nation for around $40 per 750 ml bottle. You find some official tasting notes below, and the Dickel brand suggests Bottled in Bond “is best enjoyed slowly neat or on the rocks and plays well in many classic cocktails.”

  • Color: dark amber
  • Nose: Tantalizing notes of pecan, maple syrup and dried apple
  • Taste: Pecan, maple syrup and dried apple
  • Finish: Rich oaky warmth

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