George Dickel Cascade Hollow Tennessee Whisky

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alc./vol: 40%

Proof: 80°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: 3 years

Product of: Product of United States United States

George Dickel is the name of that other Tennessee whisky (Dickel omits the ‘e’), the one with the strap line, “If you only know Jack, you don’t know Dickel.” It is distilled and aged in Cascade Hollow, Tennessee, near Tullahoma but now bottled in Stamford, Connecticut and Canada.

A surge in the production of George Dickel during the 1990s caused aged stocks to build up, leading to the distillery being mothballed to allow a rebalance of supply and demand. Sadly it did not reopen until 2003, a delay which led to a shortage of Dickel Old No. 8 in the years immediately preceding the Millennium. This may have had some bearing on Diageo’s decision to launch this younger, 3 year-old George Dickel expression, under the distillery’s original Cascade Hollow brand (full name ‘George Dickel Old-fashioned Cascade Hollow Batch Recipe’)

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 10/01/2012


Clear, golden light-amber with bright golden highlights.


Pungent and alluring, buttery sweet corn, spicy oak and vanilla nose with whiffs of maple syrup.


Light, surprisingly elegant palate for such a young whisky. Oak spiced sweet corn with faint smokiness and peanut butter flavours.


Maple syrup returns in the finish to tame lingering dry oak and corn. Fades with dry charcoal.

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