Tennessee whiskey brand George Dickel has once again teamed up with craft whiskey pioneer Leopold Bros on a collaborative rye whiskey offering.
George Dickel x Leopold Bros Collaboration Blend, according to those behind it, returns to the same liquid as the initial release last year that was extremely popular. It blends Leopold Bros’ Three Chamber Rye with George Dickel’s column still rye produced at Cascade Hollow Distilling Co. Recreating a historic style, the Cascade Hollow component of the blend debuted in 2021 in the inaugural release of the Collaboration Blend, marking the first time whisky fans were able to enjoy a rye whisky distilled at Cascade Hollow.
“From sharing a sample of our trademark Three Chamber Rye with Nicole Austin in 2021 to the creation of our rare rye release, this continued partnership with George Dickel has been nothing short of amazing,” said Todd Leopold, Founder at Leopold Bros, in a prepared statement. “With the return of our take on the historic American style, we look to inspire the resurgence of rare rye whisky and the recreation of classic cocktails.”
“The George Dickel x Leopold Bros Collaboration Blend was founded on our friendship and mutual admiration for each other as distillers. This is such a meaningful product to us both, and we have been overwhelmed by the initial reception,” added Austin, General Manager and Distiller at Cascade Hollow Distilling Co. “Working with Todd and his team to create this blend is a once-in-a-career moment for me.
“I’m particularly excited we’re able to give whisky drinkers another chance to taste a piece of history while establishing a long-term partnership between George Dickel and Leopold Bros.”
Official tasting notes indicate this whiskey “initially boasts a floral nose of lavender, elderflower and rose balanced by sweet hints of maple syrup, marshmallow and cocoa. On the palate, rosewater, blackberries, caramel, lavender, fig and citrus are present followed by a finish combining earl gray, honey and cocoa. At 100 proof, fans can best enjoy this whisky neat or in a classic cocktail like the Manhattan or Whiskey Sour.”
Starting this month, consumers can find George Dickel x Leopold Bros Collaboration Blend in select markets across the US for a suggested retail price of around $110 per 750 ml bottle.
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