I know somebody downstairs here who'll be even more interested in this than I am -- he grew up just down the mountain from the distillery:
I wanted to send you a quick note with information about a new whisky release. George Dickel No. 1 Foundation Recipe will hit shelves in the beginning of January – adding an interesting addition to the white whisky category which has grown more than 300% over the last two years!
George Dickel No. 1 has served as the backbone for where George Dickel Tennessee whiskies including No. 8, No. 12 and Barrel Select begin. This un-aged whisky is handmade from the finest grains and legendary Cascade Spring water before being finished through George Dickel’s signature Chill Charcoal Mellowing process.
No. 1 is a 91-proof (45.5 % ABV) whisky with a clear appearance and initial aroma that is soft, yet full of raw grain. Those raw notes vanish upon a mellow and smooth first taste, with a creamy and sweet corn flavor. The Chill Charcoal Mellowing process gives the liquid a soft, smooth finish. George Dickel No. 1 will retail at a suggested price of $21.99 for a 750 ml bottle.
The link below will take you to a fact sheet on the new liquid; several suggested cocktail recipes and corresponding hi-res photos. My favorite recipe I’ve tasted so far and the press release that was distributed today are pasted below.
Please let me know if you have questions, need a sample or would like additional information.
Tennessee Roots Cocktail Recipe:
In a cocktail shaker combine:
1.33 oz. George Dickel No. 1
0.33 oz. lemon juice
0.33 oz. simple syrup
0.33 oz. pineapple juice
Directions: Shake all ingredients and strain over ice into old fashioned glass. Top with 1 oz. ginger beer. Garnish with lemon wheel.
GEORGE DICKEL ADDS UN-AGED WHISKY TO PORTFOLIO WITH FOUNDATION NO. 1 RECIPE
Original George Dickel ® White No. 1 Corn Whisky Recipe to Hit Shelves in Early 2014
TULLAHOMA, TN (Dec. 16, 2013) - When George A. Dickel began distilling whisky in 1870, his product wasn’t stored away in barrels and left for years to mature. Instead, it was enjoyed soon after distillation to meet the demand of Dickel’s customers who enjoyed his smooth sipping spirits. This corn-forward recipe that would become the foundation of the George Dickel whiskies is now back with the reintroduction of George Dickel® White Corn Whisky Foundation No. 1 Recipe.
Over the last 140 years, this Foundation No. 1 Recipe has served as the backbone for where George Dickel whiskies including No. 8, No. 12 and Barrel Select began. Handmade from the finest grains and legendary Cascade Spring water before being finished through George Dickel’s signature Chill Charcoal Mellowing process, George Dickel Foundation No. 1 Recipe is an un-aged whisky so smooth George himself called it “Mellow as Moonlight.”
“For more than a century this Foundation No. 1 Recipe has been at the heart of our whiskies,” said John Lunn, George Dickel Master Distiller. “It has survived the Prohibition era and we’re proud to share it with adult consumers and bartenders around the country as a celebration of George Dickel’s legacy.”
George Dickel White No. 1 Corn Whisky is a 91-proof (45.5 % ABV) whisky with a clear appearance and initial aroma that is soft, yet full of raw grain – not dissimilar from moonshine. However, those raw notes vanish upon a mellow and smooth first taste, with a creamy sweet corn flavor. The Chill Charcoal Mellowing process nods to George’s historic affection for “Winter Whisky” and gives the liquid a softer, smoother finish than traditional moonshines.
Lunn recommends enjoying George Dickel White No. 1 Corn Whisky neat or on the rocks to experience the full taste profile, but it also mixes well into a number of modern and classic cocktails like the Old Fashioned. The new variant joins a whisky portfolio including George Dickel No. 8 Whisky, George Dickel No. 12 Whisky, George Dickel Barrel Select Whisky and George Dickel Rye Whisky.
Distributed nationwide beginning in Jan., George Dickel White No. 1 Corn Whisky will retail at a suggested price of $21.99 for a 750 mL bottle. For more information, please visit the George Dickel Facebook page at Facebook.com/GeorgeDickel and remember to always drink responsibly.
About George Dickel
Since George A. Dickel bottled his first batch of whisky in 1870 using the pure water from Cascade Springs, adult consumers have been drawn to this whisky. For more information, please visit www.dickel.com and always remember to drink responsibly.
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