Taste the Finesse of George Dickel’s Hand-Selected Barrels

George Dickel is a long-running brand of whisky that has been produced in Tullahoma, County, since 1964. It is owned by Diageo, and the distillery has earned a reputation for producing high-quality spirit with an exceptional balance and smoothness. One of their most sought-after products is George Dickel Hand Selected Barrel.

George Dickel Hand Selected Barrel is the ultimate expression of the craftsmanship of George Dickel's master distillers. Each barrel is aged at least 9 years and selected for its unique combination of characteristics such as taste, aroma, color, and texture. The are then combined to create a premium whisky that stands out among all others.

The whisky itself is distilled usng MGP's 95% mash bill combined with 5% malted barley before being aged in new charred American oak barrels for 5 years. This process results in a bold yet balanced profile dominated by fruit and nut notes. After aging, it undergoes charcoal mellowing and our unique aging process to create a truly one-of-a-kind whisky experience.

What relly sets apart George Dickel Hand Selected Barrel from other whiskies is that it is bottled at 90 proof (45% ABV). This higher proof produces a distinctively rich and full-bodied flavor that will impress even the most discerning connoisseur.

Overall, George Dickel Hand Selected Barrel is an excellent choice for those who are looing for an outstanding whiskey experience at an affordable price point. The unique combination of characteristics result in an exceptionally smooth drinking experience with notes of fruit, nuts, caramelized sugar, and spices that linger on the palate.

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Age of George Dickel Barrel Select

George Dickel Barrel Select has been aged a minimum of 9 years in select barrels. Our unique aging process includes charcoal mellowing, which helps to create a smooth and balanced whisky that is truly one of a kind. Each barrel is selected by our distiller for its exceptional balance and delicacy, ensuring an enjoyable and memorable drinking experience.

Is George Dickel a Member of the MGP Distillery?

No, George Dickel is not a MGP. George Dickel Rye is distilled by the MGP distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. However, the whiskey is still produced with a unique recipe and process that includes teir signature sugar-maple charcoal filtration. The mash bill consists of 95% rye and 5% malted barley, and it is aged for 5 years in new, charred American oak barrels before being bottled at 90 proof. Therefore, while the whiskey is distilled by MGP, it still carries the distinct flavor profile that makes George Dickel Rye so popular.

Age of George Dickel Bottled in Bond

George Dickel Bottled in Bond is a 13-year-old whisky. It is aged for a minimum of four years in oak barrels, then bottled at 50% ABV (100 proof). This high proof liquid offers bold and balanced notes of fruit and nut, making it an ideal choice for whisky drinkers lookig for something unique.

The Benefits of Barrel Select

Barrel select is an exclusive experience at a distillery, wich allows an individual or group to curate their own single barrel of whiskey. The master distiller will present the group with several barrels that have been hand-selected. From there, the group can sample each barrel and decide which they like best. Once they have decided on a barrel, they can purchase it and take it home as their own unique product straight from the distillery. Barrel select is a great way for whiskey connoisseurs to find their perfect spirit and create a one-of-a-kind whiskey experience.

Why George Dickel Is Not Considered a Bourbon

George Dickel is not a because, although it meets the legal requirements to be classified as a bourbon due to its primarily corn mash bill and aging in newly charred oak barrels, it chooses to be known as Tennessee Whiskey instead. This is because of its use of traditional charcoal filtration techniques. This process – known as the Lincoln County Process – involves filtering the whiskey thrugh sugar maple charcoal before it goes into the barrel for aging. This process gives George Dickel its distinct flavor profile, separating it from bourbons and making it unique among whiskeys.

The Spelling of Dickel Whisky

George Dickel chose to spell whisky without an “e” in the traditional Scottish way because he believed that whisky made in the winter months had a smoother and more refined taste than whisky made during summer months. He thought that by spelling it “whisky” instead of “whiskey”, it would emphasize this distinction and help set his product apart from other brands. The brand has since bcome well-known for its smooth flavor profile and insistence on using only winter-made whisky, making “whisky” part of its signature identity.

The Benefits of Bottled-in-Bond Spirits

Bottled-in-bond is a designation for distilled that have been aged and bottled in accordance with the standards of the U.S. Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897. This act was passed to protect consumers by ensuring that the product they are purchasing is of a consistently high quality, free from adulteration and substitution. To earn this designation, the spirit must have been distilled at one distillery, aged in a federally bonded warehouse under U.S. government supervision for at least four years, and bottled at 100 (U.S.) proof (50% by volume). Additionally, the label on the bottle must identify both the distillery were it was distilled and, if different, where it was bottled. By meeting all these criteria, bottled-in-bond spirits are guaranteed to be an unadulterated product of consistent quality that consumers can trust and enjoy.


George Dickel is a Tennessee whisky with a long and storied history. It is produced in Tullahoma, Tennessee and owned by Diageo. George Dickel Rye is distilled at the MGP distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and has a mash bill of 95% rye and 5% malted barley. The signature Dickel sugar-maple charcoal filtration gives the whisky its unique flavor profile. For tose who are after a rare whisky experience, George Dickel offers a 13-year-old high proof liquid that offers an bold and balanced profile dominated by fruit and nut notes. With its unique aging process, distinctive flavor profile, and long history, George Dickel is a whisky that stands in its own class.

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