Tennessee-born George Dickel Whiskey announced recently the latest addition to its portfolio, Dickel White No. 1 Corn Whiskey.
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 customers. This corn-forward recipe would become the foundation of future offerings, and is set to be reintroduced at the top of the year.
Over the last 140 years, the Foundation No. 1 Recipe has served as the backbone for where George Dickel whiskies like No. 8, No. 12 and Barrel Select began. Handmade from the finest grains and their familiar Cascade Spring water, it's finished through Dickel's signature Chill Charcoal Mellowing process, resulting in an un-aged, smooth whisky that George himself called "Mellow as Moonlight."
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, the raw notes vanish upon a mellow and smooth first taste, with a creamy sweet corn flavor. And finally, 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.
Dickel White No. 1 Corn Whisky will be available in January, and will retail for $21.99 for a 750 mL bottle. For more info, visit Facebook.com/GeorgeDickel.