Cascade Hollow Distillery in Tullahoma, Tennessee, is the home to George Dickel Whisky. It’s been a long six years since the distillery has released its George Dickel 17-Year-Old Cask Strength Reserve Whisky, but the distillery has announced that 2022 see a return of this incredibly rare, aged Tennessee Whisky.
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First released in 2016 as a 375mL limited time offering, George Dickel 17-Year-Old Reserve quickly became a fan-favorite for those who were fortunate enough to get their hands on a bottle. Now debuting in a larger format as a 750mL bottle, the new George Dickel Reserve is a cask strength offering aged 17 years which boasts the signature big and bold flavors of Cascade Hollow.
“Knowing the impact of the first release of George Dickel 17-Year-Old Reserve, the barrels selected for this latest edition were purposefully selected to pay homage to the original offering,” said Nicole Austin, General Manager and Distiller at Cascade Hollow Distilling Co.
“At the same time, in American Spirits of this age, you’re going to see variability. This year’s release offers fans another chance to taste the whisky they love, now even more complex.”
Inspired by the inaugural release Austin intentionally searched for barrels that captured the notable components of the original liquid. Consistent with the George Dickel signature mash bill of 84% corn, 8% rye, 8% malted barley, this 17-Year-Old offering brings a unique tasting experience due to additional years spent in Cascade Hollow’s single-story rickhouses.
George Dickel 17-Year-Old Reserve Whisky Tasting Notes
Austin says this perfectly aged release boasts complex aromas of crème brûlée and apricots with hints of plum and juniper on the palate and a rich cedar finish. At 92 Proof (46% ABV), the new George Dickel 17-Year-Old Reserve is best enjoyed neat or over a large ice cube.
George Dickel 17-Year-Old Reserve Whisky is available now in select markets across the US for a suggested retail price of $250 for a 750ml bottle.