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  1. #61
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    Re: George Dickel Private Barrel Selection Program

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOldKyDram View Post
    These Dickels aren't moving too terribly fast. At least theres still boatloads around here. Doubt they have too much squirreled away.
    Agreed, was more a general heads up on the LB search site.

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    Re: George Dickel Private Barrel Selection Program

    Quote Originally Posted by theglobalguy View Post
    And unless they show really deep stock...call first. Have had heir # be accurate but a few bottles "magically" locked away in the managers office. Listen, i know it's their call who they sell the bottles to, but the transparency of the web is a heck of a way to call their bluff.

    ive experienced that as well.....as you likely remember my summer rant about how pissed i was that their inventory showed ECBP 'in stock' yet when i got there it was 'being held' for someone already. i call now if it shows less than 5 of what i want.

  3. #63
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    Re: George Dickel Private Barrel Selection Program

    I look forward to trying GDPBS.

  4. #64
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    Re: George Dickel Private Barrel Selection Program

    Martin Wine Cellar recently got in several barrel selections in, including two Dickel barrels, a 9 and 14 year.

    I spent some time with them at the store. The 9 year wasn't bad, but I picked up on the flinty, mineral note that some have mentioned here. The 14 was over the hill, with lots of bitter wood. Plus, they were $50 and $70, and were sitting next to a $25 Henry McKenna selection that I thought was excellent.

    Three other local retailers also did the same lineup: a 9 and a 14. I tasted one 9 year that I liked, and their price was more reasonable at $40, so I bought one of those.

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    Re: George Dickel Private Barrel Selection Program

    I've heard the mineral note in Dickel described as "crisp, apple like" but however noted it is present and is something one either likes or not. I like it.
    We're Bourbon Geeks, it's who we are, it's what we do.

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    Re: George Dickel Private Barrel Selection Program

    Met last night with Dickel Brand Ambassador and others touting the Private Barrel Program. He said the 14 year old is limited to 50 or 60 barrels they set aside for the program and that there will not be more for a few years. The 9 year old private barrel program is not limited. According to him, the juice goes in at low proof in their one-story warehouses (Squire) and the proof at bottling is very near barrel strength anyway. (115-120?) We tasted a flight of the various Dickels .. but not the private barrel 9 or 14. Samples are en-route to the local store. I enjoyed the Barrel Select very much ... ditto the 12 ... and after all of that, found the old Number 8 to be a standout with char goodness that I didn't find in the others.
    That it's sweeter than most pours including Jack and bourbons .. isn't surprising with a mashbill of 84-8-8 Corn-Barley-Rye. That's a lot of corn!
    Jon

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    Re: George Dickel Private Barrel Selection Program

    Thanks Jon. For some reason I always ignore the No. 8 and perhaps I should reevaluate that position.
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    Re: George Dickel Private Barrel Selection Program

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    I think I will try to order a bottle of the 14yo this week.
    Last week I did order a bottle but MI LCC came back with an "Out Of Stock" response.
    ovh

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    Re: George Dickel Private Barrel Selection Program

    I wonder where I can find GDPBS close to NW Arkansas?

  10. #70
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    Re: George Dickel Private Barrel Selection Program

    my local LB had 5 of the 9 years a few weeks ago, 4 after i left. they said the 14's came and went quickly, which was fine with me, as with my history, id want to try the 9 before i tried the 14 anyway.

    i cant imagine it being something that sells out quickly, GD fans are a minority it seems

 

 

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