The Schtick: This is an independent bottling of Dickel spirit, bottled by Barrell spirits in their new line of premium sourced bottlings. Clocking in at 15 years old with an ABV of 52.55, this is the oldest Barrel release I’ve had to date. Let’s dive in.
Distiller: Dickel & Friends (IN + KY)
ABV: 52.55% ABV
Age: 15 Years
Nose: Oak, musty sweetness, corn, orange zest. Creamy sweetness that is almost mistakeable for youth.
Taste: Honey, apples, pears, strong vitamin notes. Chalky, loaded with corn notes and apple cobbler.
Finish: Long, sweet. Lots of corn, oak, cocoa, typical vitamin and orange peel.
Overall: Not a fan of this, but it’s Dickel ramped up to 11. Whatever KY and IN distillate in here is pretty trodden over with that profile. I don’t love it, but I don’t hate it. It’s not my favorite, though. Side by side with a bottle of off the shelf BT, this would be a tough choice.
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3 Most Recent Dickel Expressions I Have Reviewed:
- Review #762. Barrell Whiskey Batch 004 Rum Finish
- Review #210. Barrell Bourbon Batch 5
- Review #754. Barrell Bourbon Batch 004 Rum Finish
1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect