The Diageo brand George Dickel has announced a new 13-year-old Bottled in Bond Tennessee Whisky.
George Dickel Bottled in Bond Tennessee Whisky is a limited release. At 100 proof (50% ABV), the whisky has flavors of light honey, tropical fruit, warm spices and a touch of leather, the company reports.
The suggested retail price is $35.99 per 750-ml. bottle.
The first bottles of George Dickel Bottled in Bond will be available for purchase in the Bottle Shop at Cascade Hollow Distilling Co. this Friday, May 17, and then will roll out to retailers nationwide later in the month.
“We wanted George Dickel Bottled in Bond to be rooted in authenticity, quality and truth, reflective of the values we feel are most important when making Tennessee’s finest whisky,” says Nicole Austin, general manager and Distiller of Cascade Hollow Distilling Co. “The aged whisky stocks we have access to here at Cascade Hollow are absolutely beautiful, and it’s important to me that we create whisky that’s sure to be a great value for the quality you’re getting.”
In 1897, the federal government enacted The Bottled in Bond Act to help guarantee a spirit’s authenticity and quality. To be labeled as Bottled in Bond, a spirit must be composed only of the same class and type of spirits, the product of one distillation season by one distillery (distilled by Cascade Hollow Distilling Co. at Cascade Hollow Distillery, DSP-TN-2, during the fall season of 2005), unaltered from the original condition or character, stored in oak containers in a federally bonded warehouse under U.S. government supervision (stored at Cascade Hollow Distillery in Tullahoma, TN) for at least four years, bottled at 100 proof and reduced in proof only by the addition of water to not less than 100 proof.
George Dickel Bottled in Bond has been aged and bottled according to this set of regulations from the U.S. government’s Standards of Identity for Distilled Spirits.
George Dickel Bottled in Bond has a mash bill of 84% corn, 8% rye and 8% malted barley. It is chill charcoal mellowed like the rest of the George Dickel Tennessee Whisky portfolio, which provides a smoother mouthfeel, the company says.