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    Re: George Dickel

    I don't think it's a "hillbilly" image problem so much as the giant marketing machine behind JD. The masses buy into the marketing, while those who really know look for George instead.

    I haven't bought any JD since... well, when I was underage. Although, based on the taste of Silver Select that I had (thanks Chuck!), I'd at least consider getting some JD Single Barrel.

    As for long-necked bottles, I like them - and that beautiful Saz Jr. bottle has an even longer neck than GD #12.
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    Re: George Dickel

    The marketing machine behind Dickel, Diageo, is many times larger than the one behind JD, but it hasn't been brought to bear.

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    Re: George Dickel

    JD has an image as the bad boy of liquors that appeals to many(insert familiar Robin Williams quote). It also has a readily identifiable taste, even for those who don't know what they are tasting. And then there's Coke. For some reason these two liquids blend together like no other(I don't think I'm alone in this opinion). It makes an incredibly simple cocktail, and it's also very easy to say, no matter how drunk you are. If it weren't for Coca-Cola, I don't think Jack Daniel's would have near the sales it does. What I am getting at here is that JD is for those who like to drink, GD is for those who like to drink Tennesee Whiskey.

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    Re: George Dickel

    I like George Dickel #12. I don't like Jack Daniels. Nuff said!
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    Re: George Dickel

    The only Dickel I have ever had was the BHC issue. It was too weak and sweet for my taste. One of these days I would like to give Dickel 12 a try. I have heard good things about it on here. I 'grew up' on JD but would not touch it now with a 10 ft pole. IMHO, JD is way too young, unrefined, and lacks much in way of taste (in more ways than one). However, it is quite amazing the market and marketing amassed by & for JD. It continues to exercise a very strong 'macho' appeal to guys (and gals) down here in my vicinity.

    When the discussion of whiskey and/or bourbon comes up at my workplace, every guy under 30 has nearly the same comment: "when it comes to bourbon, it's Jack for me", or, "Jack is the only bourbon I like", or, "Jack is my favorite bourbon". For a while it got on my nerves and I tried my best to 'educate' the poor, young fools. However, after a while I just gave up. They will have to learn the same way I did.......age, wisdom and a desire for something much, much better.

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    Re: George Dickel

    Quote Originally Posted by lar03 View Post
    ... and it's also very easy to say, no matter how drunk you are.....
    That made me chuckle...for in comedy there is truth....

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    Re: George Dickel

    George D is one of my favorite all time pours. Like rye, always have to have a bottle on hand.

 

 

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