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  1. #51
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    Re: Dickel - What's Diageo's Problem?

    I bought a litre of the 12 whilst in Singapore. You can't get any Dickel in Australia. Pity.

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    Re: Dickel - What's Diageo's Problem?

    I had both Dickel 8 and 12 yo, which are usually hard to get in Germany, and with a price just around 45 per litre, I personally think it is expensive and for that price slightly overrated...
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    Re: Dickel - What's Diageo's Problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by deathevocation View Post
    I bought a litre of the 12 whilst in Singapore. You can't get any Dickel in Australia. Pity.
    Quote Originally Posted by stiffchainey View Post
    I had both Dickel 8 and 12 yo, which are usually hard to get in Germany, and with a price just around 45 per litre, I personally think it is expensive and for that price slightly overrated...

    I agree - it's overpriced at 45 Euros per liter, but just barely. I'd pay that if I had to. I've paid more for worse whiskey.

    Australia may get its wish...

    I was at Dickel last week and the tour guide said that they had just had a visit from Diageo management (he said the private jet buzzed the distillery grounds). He said big changes were apparently in the works. Lots of rumors, none substantiated, but the gist of it seems to be that Diageo wants to ramp up production and start shipping to Australia and other overseas markets in a bigger way. He also said that bottling might move back to the distillery rather than shipping it to Maryland. A present "bottleneck" on production is that they only have one shift of workers and the rickhouses are full.

    He said that the Red Label is going bye-bye. "If you like the stuff, you better stock up quick." I'll get right on that...

    Amusingly, they also will have to wear orange safety vests on the tour, which is silly - it's just one little building. And they may cover the mash tubs to keep anything (or anyone) from falling in. I wonder how many cell phones have made it to the bottom of Jack Daniel's mash tubs?

    So maybe they're going to try to make a move with Dickel. So long as they don't change the quality of the 12 and the Barrel Select, I don't care if they sell it on Mars.
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    Re: Dickel - What's Diageo's Problem?

    That's exciting news.... thanks for sharing Ryan. I've lived in hope for about 10 years now the Dickel would be back in Australia one day. I hope it pans out!

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    Re: Dickel - What's Diageo's Problem?

    Speaking of the barrel select, has anybody seen one recently that isn't labeled from 2006?

    Did just just make a overrun of the labels back then and are using them up? Seems unlikely that all of them can be from then.

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    Re: Dickel - What's Diageo's Problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by BFerguson View Post
    Speaking of the barrel select, has anybody seen one recently that isn't labeled from 2006?

    Did just just make a overrun of the labels back then and are using them up? Seems unlikely that all of them can be from then.

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    Heh...yeah, the bottle I bought 2 weeks ago is dated 2006. I kinda doubt that. They're probably using up the labels.
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    Re: Dickel - What's Diageo's Problem?

    I know there has been some talk of breakout premium rye being Dickel juice.
    Well I bought a bottle yesterday and being a big fan of Dickel, I will bet my last dollar that it is a rye mash made at dickel and even went through the charcoal mellowing process. I just wonder why they did not release it themselves. Nice product.

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    Re: Dickel - What's Diageo's Problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by tmckenzie View Post
    I know there has been some talk of breakout premium rye being Dickel juice.
    Well I bought a bottle yesterday and being a big fan of Dickel, I will bet my last dollar that it is a rye mash made at dickel and even went through the charcoal mellowing process. I just wonder why they did not release it themselves. Nice product.
    What did the label say? If it didn't say Dickel Rye, what was the brand?

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    Re: Dickel - What's Diageo's Problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shell View Post
    What did the label say? If it didn't say Dickel Rye, what was the brand?
    I don't think anyone is suggesting the rye came from Dickel. Why would they be making a rye? Diageo, which owns Dickel, is buying rye for Bulleit Rye from LDI, so why would they make a rye at Dickel for somebody else?

    I think the rumor (which I heard from a source I used to think was reliable but lately I'm not so sure) was that they had acquired some bulk Dickel from Diageo and that's what they're bottling as their Tennessee Whiskey.
    Last edited by cowdery; 05-15-2012 at 15:27.

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    Re: Dickel - What's Diageo's Problem?

    One main reason I say it is dickel is that there is a show a PBS show did that is several years old I watched on Dickel. I think it is now on youtube. On Lunn's desk is a sample bottle and if I remember right it says dickel rye. It was white dog. I just had a couple more drinks of it. I am pretty sure it must be from them.

 

 

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