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SBC # 47 & 48: George Dickel 9 Year & 15 Year

Breaking Bourbon Award Winning Single Barrel Club picks are selected by Breaking Bourbon, and whenever possible with the help of Patreon supporters. The bottles are made available to Patreon supporters first by pledge tier. If any bottles remain after all supporters have had an opportunity to purchase, they are made available to the public on a first come, first served basis. Each barrel is sponsored by a retailer partner, who sells the bottles directly to end purchasers.

SBC #47 - George Dickel 9 Year “Yabba Dabba Doo!”

Retailer Partner: Keg N Bottle

Name: George Dickel 9 Year Bourbon

Classification: Straight Bourbon

Company: George A. Dickel & Co.

Distillery: Cascade Hollow Distillery

Age: 9 Years

Proof: 103

Mashbill: 84% Corn, 8% Rye, 8% Malted Barley

Yield: 192 Bottles

Release Date: October 2021


SBC #48 - George Dickel 15 Year “Jane! Stop This Crazy Thing!”

Retailer Partner: Keg N Bottle

Name: George Dickel 15 Year Bourbon

Classification: Straight Bourbon

Company: George A. Dickel & Co.

Distillery: Cascade Hollow Distillery

Age: 15 Years

Proof: 104.6

Mashbill: 84% Corn, 8% Rye, 8% Malted Barley

Yield: 108 Bottles

Release Date: October 2021


Single Barrel Club Rollout Schedule

Simultaneous rollout for both SBC #47 & SBC #48

$25 - Wednesday 10/13/2021 @ 2PM ET

$14 - Friday 10/15/2021 @ 2PM ET

$7 - Monday 10/18/2021 @ 2PM ET

$3, $2, $1 - Wednesday 10/20/2021 @ 2PM ET

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For this double-header pick we partnered with Keg N Bottle out of California. A California retailer, Keg N Bottle was established in 1981 and has been in business for over 30 years. Keg N Bottle is known for strategically engineered “Liquor Walls” and “Beer Caves.” They carry every different type of liquor imaginable, a wine for every occasion, 1,500 different beers to make you “hoppy,” and over 1,250 different kegs to choose from. Additionally, Keg N Bottle offers national delivery of every single item from their massive selection.

Cascade Hollow Distillery is the source for many other whiskeys, however barrel quality varies and when bottled under another name the price is often exponentially more. Offered George Dickel barrels at 9 years old and 15 years old with a final all-in price tag of around $100 for BOTH bottles, we had to give the barrels a try. To put that into perspective, many brands are selling single barrels in the 13-15 year old range, from the same source, for $100 or more.

For the 9 year old barrels, we found a lot of lively and sweet notes with each of the barrels. This of course included a characteristic “mineral” note, which is often referred to as reminiscent of a Flintstones vitamins flavor. We ultimately picked the barrel with the most lively flavor profile - one that offers a nice mix of sweet and spicy flavors along with Red Hots candy and a nice base of caramel.

For the 15 year old barrels, we also drew the familiar mineral note as well, but along with that oak and funk. We’ve tasted a lot of 15 year old Dickel barrels around this proof point, and they vary from good to great. In this case, we wanted to pick a barrel that complemented the 9 Year old, which meant a greater presence of oak to highlight its additional time in the barrel. Thankfully one of the barrels offered this, with musty oak persisting throughout against a base of caramel sweetness and warm rye spice.

For the stickers, we couldn’t resist going right at the Flintstones based on that much talked about Flintstones vitamins flavor note. And what is opposite (or even complementary to) the Flintstones? The Jetsons of course! Turning childhood nostalgia up to 110%, hopefully these parody stickers elicit warm childhood memories as they do ours!

Tasting Notes

SBC #47 - George Dickel 9 Year “Yabba Dabba Doo!”

Nose: Fruity | Caramel | Pound cake | Cinnamon bark | Sweet & inviting

Palate: Balanced mix of sweet & spice | Mineral note | Cherry | Red Hots | Caramel | Easy sipper  

Finish: Sweet notes from palate carry over | Werther's Originals | White peppercorn | Tapers off gently


SBC #48 - George Dickel 15 Year “Jane! Stop This Crazy Thing!”

Nose: Musty oak | Caramel | Vanilla | Pound cake | Delicate Cinnamon | Light

Palate: Sweet & light | Musty seasoned oak | Light caramel sweetness | Soft vanilla | Agreeable

Finish: Musty oak | Charred oak | Age is evident | Soft vanilla sweetness | Slight dryness, but less than expected for the age | Long & mellow, which works to its advantage

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Please note these bottles will not be sold by Breaking Bourbon, but will be sold by retailers we partner with in order to fulfill the orders and ship the bottles directly to Patreon supporters. Breaking Bourbon will receive no compensation from our partner retailers under these agreements (with the exception of a bottle from each barrel for editorial purposes). If you represent a retailer and ship to consumers and you’re interested in partnering just let us know!

Written By: BB Team

October 12, 2021
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