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    George Dickel Special Barrel Reserve

    I did a search and could not find the answer that I was looking for. I recently came across a few bottles of GD SBR from the BHC. I have yet to open a bottle from my bunker as previously I only had two in my collection. I was about to open one last night. I noticed a neck tag on one of the bottles. I have never seen a neck tag on any BHC that I've bought in the past. Under the description for GD SBR it reads... "Creamy, with a balance of wheat and rye,..." Is this a wheated whiskey? Is the current version of GD a wheated whiskey? Curious minds want to know...

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    Re: George Dickel Special Barrel Reserve

    To be sure someone knows the answer to this. Here are some scans of the neck tag.


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    Re: George Dickel Special Barrel Reserve

    Rod, There was an article in Malt Advocate where the GD master distiller, John Lunn, stated the GD mashbill was 84% corn, 8% malted barley and 8% rye. I would assume that it was always that and "wheat" is just a marketing copywriter's clumsy term or that is how it tasted to them. I have the same neck tag but never bothered to read it. I've come across only 2 of these BHC Dickels and passed on them due to $40 price and the fill level looking low. Let us know how it tastes and if as the tag states "Perfect for afternoon relaxation or before dinner. Enjoy sipping anytime" .
    Thad

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    Re: George Dickel Special Barrel Reserve

    Thanks for the info! I had never seen anything referring to GD as being wheated. My firsts thoughts were that it was a mistake in the neck tag. It has been a long long time since I've had an opened GD of any type. I think I'll open one over the weekend. I am pretty certain that it will be perfect for an afternoon of relaxation!

 

 

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