Foundation recipe

George Dickel No. 1 White Corn Whisky Review

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A couple of years back, George Dickel entered the white whisky category with their George Dickel No. 1.  It’s an unaged, white corn whisky utilizing their traditional mash bill of 84% corn, 8% rye and 8% barley.  They refer to this as their “foundation recipe” on the label.  A few years in the barrel and this white corn whisky becomes the George Dickel we know and love.  After this whisky comes off the still, it goes through charcoal filtering, like the rest of the Dickel lineup, and is diluted down to 91 proof.  I’m not a huge fan of unaged whiskey, especially of the vast abundance of moonshine on the store shelves.  However, I thought I’d give this a go since it’s labeled as corn whisky and not moonshine. (more…)