Whisky fans rejoice! George Dickel 17-Year Old Reserve returns after a six year hiatus.
If you’re like the majority of Americans waiting until mid-December to finally begin holiday shopping, then you will be happy to know Cascade Hollow Distilling Co. has you covered. George Dickel is announcing the return of George Dickel 17 Year Old Reserve, an incredibly rare, aged Tennessee Whisky offering.
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, making this the perfect gift for any deluxe whisky collector in your life.
Inspired by the inaugural release and its dedicated fans, General Manager and Distiller Nicole 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.
“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. 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.”
– Nicole Austin, General Manager and Distiller at Cascade Hollow Distilling Co.
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. Starting this month, consumers can find George Dickel 17 Year Old Reserve in select markets across the US for a suggested retail price of $250.