Tennessee Whisky

BBQ and Whiskey

This past weekend I cooked some pulled pork and posted the above photo to my social media.  Since then, some folks have asked me for the pulled pork recipe or what cocktail I was drinking.  So, I thought I’d add a quick post with the recipe.

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George Dickel 14 Year Old Hand Selected Barrel Review

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My wife knows the way to my heart.  This past Valentine’s Day my wife Carly bought me a bottle of 14 year old George Dickel Tennessee Whisky.  It is a hand-selected barrel from Dorignac’s, a local New Orleans-area grocery store.  I really enjoyed the 9 year old George Dickel I received as part of the Dickel Dozen blogger program, so my expectations for the 14 year old Dickel were pretty high.

On the nose I get lots of oak, light caramel, and vanilla.  There’s a little baking spice in there… cloves or nutmeg, maybe?  I love that the distillery kept this at 106 proof.  You get some of that high-proof liveliness on entry, but calms down a little with more caramel, oak, and vanilla.  It’s not as sweet as its younger brother.  The finish is long and semi-sweet.

Overall this whiskey is an oakier version of its 9 year old brethren.  It’s not over-oaked.  Instead it just turns up that flavor element.  I tend to prefer older, oakier whiskies.  A bottle of 14 year old George Dickel cost my wife about $70.  The 9 year old will cost about $45.  The big question is which of the two do I like best?  For “everyday” drinking, I’d most likely reach for the Dickel 9 year old.  For nicer occasions, I’d easily grab the 14 year old Dickel.  Honestly, you can’t go wrong either way.  Highly recommended.

9/10

DiResta Dickel Box

Last week I received my bottle of 9 year bottle of George Dickel as part of my membership in the Dickel Dozen.  It came in a great looking wooden presentation box.  Great first impression.  Thankfully, the whisky inside the bottle was outstanding.  It was made by Jimmy DiResta, who’s appeared on a number of shows including A&E’s Dirty Money, as well as various HGTV and DIY Network shows.  Now, you can see how the really cool looking box was made.  Watching this video took my appreciation to a whole new level.

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