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    George Dickel Barrel Select

    Can anyone shed some light on this ? Saw it on my local retailers shelf recently.
    Rectangular bottle , 43%. I don't remember if It had an age statement.It was in Boston, MA, thanks

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    Usually the search function turns up dozens of hits. Not this time.

    Try this one.

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    This is the text from the Dickel site:

    Dickel announces
    BARREL SELECT

    George Dickel & Co. is very proud to introduce the 2006 Gold Medal Award *winning, George Dickel Barrel Select. Each year at peak periods of maturation, Master Distiller John Lunn selects approximately 10 barrels at a time of his most precious mellow whisky to produce the finest small batch Tennessee Whisky in the land.
    George Dickel Barrel Select is currently available at the Visitor Center and will be available nationally July 2006. This 86 proof whiskey is aged between 10–12 years. It is created by mingling John’s hand chosen selections, our whisky provides a consistently smooth taste with perfect balance, rich amber color and a hint of vanilla – a result of the charcoal mellowing and slow aging process. These distinct characteristics create a super premium whisky that stands in a class by itself.
    This handcrafted bottle was designed to commemorate the re-opening of the distillery in September 2003. In the style of George A. Dickel, every detail of the bottle reflects its beautiful craftsmanship, from the elegant shape and cork to its unique label design.
    We invite you to enjoy this special handmade Tennessee whisky.

    Hope this helps. I've been wanting to get a bottle of this but haven't seen it locally, and haven't had time to go to the distillery.
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    G.D. Barrel select

    Thanks for the info, I realy enjoy the # 12, the GDBS was selling for $39.00, seems a little steep.

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    Question Re: George Dickel Barrel Select

    Does anyone know how the first bottling, the rectangular bottle with white letter (pictured in the link above in Dave's post) compares to the second (and I believe current bottling)? The second bottling is pictured here
    BarrelSelect.jpg.

    I'm going to be purchasing a bottle in the next couple days and I'd like to get the best of them. Thanks all!
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    Re: George Dickel Barrel Select

    In what states is this product available? I can't find any in Indianpolis.
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    Re: George Dickel Barrel Select

    Quote Originally Posted by TimmyBoston View Post
    In what states is this product available? I can't find any in Indianpolis.
    It's on the shelves in Texas.

    ~tp

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    Re: George Dickel Barrel Select

    Prescott, Arizona, too -- which made me think it was on the shelves everywhere (except perhaps in control states).

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    Re: George Dickel Barrel Select

    Quote Originally Posted by bluesbassdad View Post
    Prescott, Arizona, too -- which made me think it was on the shelves everywhere (except perhaps in control states).

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    Dave Morefield
    Indiana isn't a control state, I just can't find it anywhere around here. I really hope it's around, because I've heard some very good things, I'd love to find a bottle.
    Tim

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    Re: George Dickel Barrel Select

    Its not on the shelves here in Illinois that I have seen. I had to special order a bottle from Binny's for around $38. I personally love the stuff.

    I bought a bottle of the first type referenced by TimmyBoston with the square bottling and the white graphic and lettering on eBay for about $65. I absolutely loved this bottling as well.

    As far as comparing the two, I didnt really write down tasting notes from the square bottle (I had it about a year and a month ago), but I remember them being pretty similar in taste. I am not sure if Binny's ships alcohol (I doubt it) but since its done on eBay (and I've done it through the USPS) its a possibiliy. Let me know if you really cant find it anywhere near you, I could get you a bottle and then ship it to you (I would try and resist taking a sip!). Feel free to email me at asnigro@yahoo.com . It was definitely worth the roughly $40 cost to me at least.

 

 

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