That’s what happened I first reviewed Dettling in Forbes in 2018 and noted its potential, but I wasn’t ready to crown Dettling the next big thing in American whiskey. Well, that may be changing. And for a proud state like Alabama, which has a plethora of moonshine heritage, Dettling is poised to give them an authentic whiskey ‘Tide and Tiger fans can be proud of.
Dettling had recently sent a fresh sample for me to try. And with my schedule, it kept getting pushed back. I finally tasted it, and I couldn’t believe how good it was.
I reviewed it on YouTube.
What I tasted was a couple months shy of 4 years old, but I am fascinated with the mouthfeel of it. Dettling is using rye intended for the baking industry, while they grow their own corn with Non-GMO seeds. They only make 100 53-gallon barrels a year and use a No. 3 char Kelvin barrel. They are upgrading facilities to be about 200 barrels a year, but they are only a 2-person operation and will remain super small.
Soon, Dettling will release a 6-year product. How much will it improve from a whiskey that’s already pretty damn good?
We shall see. I know this time, I won’t let the bottle sit on my self for months.Stay In Touch!