George Dickel Releases New Dickel Bourbon Aged 18 Years


November 13, 2023

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George Dickel announced the release of rare, premium new whiskey expression: Dickel Bourbon Aged 18 Years.

The award-winning Dickel Bourbon was first released to provide a home to the mature whiskies at the distillery that leaned more into traditional bourbon notes. Now, Director of George Dickel & Luxury Whiskey, Nicole Austin, is showcasing this 18-year bourbon.

The new Dickel Bourbon Aged 18 Years is a highly limited, small-batch bourbon that has been aged in charred oak barrels and blended to perfection. Hailing from the quiet hills of Cascade Hollow, the long aging process in the distillery’s single-story rickhouses imparted the bourbon with mellow yet complex flavors. The liquid was blended to capture the tradition of excellence started by George A. Dickel more than a century ago, making for an excellent gift for the rare bourbon collector in your life.

The new expression was officially unveiled at the historic Cascade Hollow Distilling Co. to both national and local media earlier this month. Guests were treated to an exclusive, first-tasting of the new release and a private performance from the acclaimed husband-and-wife duo The War and Treaty , who debuted their new song “Mr. Fun” off of their upcoming album and sang their hits “Lover’s Game” and “Set My Soul On Fire”.

The debut of Dickel Bourbon Aged 18 Years follows the heels of George Dickel being awarded Wine Enthusiast’s Wine Star Awards 2023 Spirit Brand of the Year. Wine Enthusiast Wine Star Awards celebrates the innovation of the individuals and companies that have significantly contributed to the success of the wine and alcohol beverage world.1

“We created Dickel Bourbon to give people an approachable and balanced bourbon that is high-quality and complex in flavor,” Austin said in a news release. ” I’m excited for people to try Dickel Bourbon Aged 18 Years because it’s a rare and beautifully aged whisky, but still exhibits a surprising brightness and wide range of complexity that is not often found in American Whiskies of this age.”

Like the other variants in the George Dickel portfolio, the 18-year expression has a mash bill of 84% corn, 8% rye and 8% malted barley. Just in time for the holiday season, consumers can find Dickel Bourbon Aged 18 Years rolling out in select markets across the US for a limited time for a suggested retail price of $510.

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