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    Possible George Dickel Rye?

    Found a label approval on the COLA website for a George Dickel Rye.

    https://www.ttbonline.gov/colasonlin...12234001000261

    The label reads that it is chill filtered through sugar-maple charcoal, the typical Tennessee or Lincoln county process. Has this style of rye ever been released before? With rye so popular, I am a bit surprised that JD and GD have not already released something.

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    Re: Possible George Dickel Rye?

    Bring it on, the more rye the better! That said, I really dislike those two words "chill filtered" - I know most do it, but it really neuters a whiskey.

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    Re: Possible George Dickel Rye?

    Looking at the label, this is the 95% rye mashbill from LDI/MGP. It will be, cut, filtered, and bottled at 90 proof.

    It better have a damn good price point for us to buy it, when you consider Willett unfiltered, uncut is about 30 bucks a bottle
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    Re: Possible George Dickel Rye?

    Looking at the label, it does't appear to be "from" them. Looks like another LDI/MGP sourced whiskey.

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    same thoughts, but beat my a minute to the posting!
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    Re: Possible George Dickel Rye?

    Interesting. Gentleman Jack is the only Tennessee whiskey that goes through the charcoal after aging. This is Bulleit Rye that's been Lincoln County-ized after aging. Wild stuff!

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    Re: Possible George Dickel Rye?

    So is it still considered the lincoln county process? Or must the charcoal filtering be done before going into the barrel?

    It will be interesting to compare it to Bulleit Rye to see how the flavors change.

    Chad

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    Re: Possible George Dickel Rye?

    Maybe they could call this the Franklin County process?
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    Re: Possible George Dickel Rye?

    Would that make it a Frickel?

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    Re: Possible George Dickel Rye?

    Quote Originally Posted by cazolman View Post
    So is it still considered the lincoln county process? Or must the charcoal filtering be done before going into the barrel?

    It will be interesting to compare it to Bulleit Rye to see how the flavors change.

    Chad
    The Lincoln Country Process is nothing official. It's a pretty informal terminology, used by Daniel's primarily to refer to the pre-aging sugar maple filtration they do. Dickel uses smaller beds and chills the spirit first, but it's still new make. Charcoal filtering of this type is common and used to be even more common than it is now for whiskey. It's still used extensively for vodka.

    In Dickel's case, I think it's a branding move as much as anything. What makes Tennessee Rye Tennessee? Well, there has to be some charcoal filtering involved, but since they wanted to use whiskey that's fully aged, they're doing it post-aging but can still point to it as "that Tennessee thing." Especially since this product wasn't made in Tennessee, they had to do something or else it would just be Bulleit in a Dickel bottle.

    Charcoal filtering has many uses and I think we're going to be seeing a lot more of it.

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    Re: Possible George Dickel Rye?

    I guess the real question is whether the process improves the product. Wait and see...

 

 

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