Review #1608 – Pursuit Series Episode 024

The Schtick: Alrighty folks, today we have a 15 year Dickel bourbon whiskey sourced by Pursuit Spirits, the independent bottling arm of the Bourbon Pursuit umbrella. I’ve generally been a big fan of their past bottlings, so I’m looking forward to giving this a go. I can’t remember the last time I had a Dickel this old, and with all the recent Sweeten’s info, I’m curious to see how this is at a bit older. Let’s dive in.

Review #1608 | Bourbon Review #684

Distiller: Dickel

Bottler: Pursuit Series

Brand: Pursuit Series

Selection: N/A

ABV: 59.55% ABV

Age: 15 Years

Nose: Powerful cocoa, some grape, some cherry, strong oak structure. Pungent and tannic with lots of caramel, praline and cocoa.

Taste: Medium mouth feel. A bit hot, but nothing out of the ordinary. Lots of cocoa, some pepper, nice cherry note, some blackberry and sourdough. Tastes much older, much more tannic and complex.

Finish: Long, dry and sweet. Toffee, waffle cone, dry oak. Super tannic here, lots of pepper, leaves the palate bone dry on exit.

Overall: This is really quite nice save for some serious overoaking in my opinion. I love the nose and the palate is really pretty great as well, but the finish is much more bitter and oaky than I’d prefer. That said, this is a very good bourbon, especially for you oak heads out there.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6

10 Most Recent Dickel Expressions I Have Reviewed:



0 | Unscored | New Make Spirit or Personal Selection.

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

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