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  1. #191
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    Re: George Dickel

    Quote Originally Posted by 393foureyedfox View Post
    so the 'magic cart' is full of sampling bottles?
    Notice all the little things like tax strips, private selection stickers, out of production bottlings, etc. I'd love to make it to Chicago for one of these.
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    Re: George Dickel

    Quote Originally Posted by 393foureyedfox View Post
    so the 'magic cart' is full of sampling bottles?
    That's what it is all right. Different stuff each time. Those pics were from smaller get togethers. Joe pulled out two carts for us Saturday. Some folks will bring some pretty nice bottles to share, and if there's anything left in them, they'll donate them to the cart. In doing that, even more folks might get the chance to taste something they've never had before.

    At the KBF a few years ago, one member gifted me over half of a 750 of pre-pro Old Crow. I brought it along with me to the next Binny's get together. I ended up donating it to the cart. From what I heard, it was in the cart for a while, and quite a few folks got the chance to try it. That's what it's all about.
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    Re: George Dickel

    So what is it that gives Dickel 12 that mineral or "vitamin" taste. I like Dickel 12 but that is a taste not found in JD at all..

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    Re: George Dickel

    It's the unique yeast strain Dickel uses to ferment their mash.
    We're Bourbon Geeks, it's who we are, it's what we do.

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    Does the yeast interacting with the wood cause it? Because the white corn whiskey doesn't have that flavor

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    Re: George Dickel

    The yeast would be long gone after distillation and not be alive to interact with the barrel.

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    Re: George Dickel

    Quote Originally Posted by docbible View Post
    The yeast would be long gone after distillation and not be alive to interact with the barrel.
    Yeast may be gone, but the flavor of the yeast can certainly persist in a whiskey (see Four Roses, or High West Silver OMG) - whether unaged or aged. To VAGentleman's point, if yeast is imparting flavor to the whiskey, it's likely to be more pronounced in an unaged whiskey than it is in an aged whiskey where the wood would start to exert more influence.

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    Re: George Dickel

    Quote Originally Posted by VAGentleman View Post
    Does the yeast interacting with the wood cause it? Because the white corn whiskey doesn't have that flavor
    I didn't know that.
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    Re: George Dickel

    Thanks guys, would not have guessed yeast..

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    Re: George Dickel

    Every few years I buy a bottle (the No. 12, this time) and am very pleased with the current purchase. The texture is silky soft, no burn and like a good brandy. The taste is vanilla-driven, with butterscotch and light distillery flavours. Just a touch of the trademark vitamins, which I'm good with at this level. Impressive and an excellent value.

    Gary

 

 

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