George Dickel No. 12 is made from a mash bill of 84% corn, 8% rye, and 8% barley. Of course, as this is a Tennessee whisky, it does go through the Lincoln County process of filtering through sugar maple charcoal. However, instead of the whisky being continuously dripped through a large vat of charcoal-like Jack Daniel's, Dickel distillate is placed in a vat along with the charcoal and allowed to sit for a few days before it is drained.
Aged for an unspecified amount of time in new, charred American oak before bottling at 90 proof.
The aroma of rich oak, charcoal, and sweet smokiness gives way to notes of maple syrup, buttered bread, and smoke. The finish is deep and complex, with touches of roasted corn, charcoal, citrus, and raisins.
Cheers, and enjoy this whiskey!