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Bottling NameGeorge Dickel No. 8
Bottled ByGeorge A. Dickel & Co. Tullahoma,TN
TypeTN Whiskey
Alcohol content80 Proof
Availability US: Available Japan: Unknown Duty Free: Unknown Europe: Unknown
Age4
Views (since 20080612) 24624
Bottling Info



Review from Wasatch (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 2185, Created:20130413180212)
Purchased at:Layton, State Liquor Store
Purchased for:$15 750ml
Nose:Light Golden Amber

Nice vanilla note, maple, slight oak.
Taste:The taste is sweet, with some nice oak notes, vanilla, and caramel.
Finish:Medium Body. With a slight dry/oaky finish.
Overall:A very tasty TN Whiskey. Goes down pretty easy. A good one to start the journey with. Recommended.

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Review from dickelfanaustralia (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 2118, Created:20120912061937, Updated:20130426075203)
Purchased at:Whisky Exchange.
Info on this bottle:3104247601
Nose:bbq wood, outdoors, sweet corn, butter, dough, soft, refined. Not that pungent as I would like.
Taste:Smooth and Mellow. What is so different from No 12 is No 8 Grips your cheeks at center palate instead of back and It's a Massive Full Jaw Explosion! Loads of sticky bbq flavoured chewy grains and twiggy smoked outdoor timbers.Sorta noticed No 8 flavour is more on the bitter bark side. Not to fancy on that flavour. No 12 smoke was not like this.
Finish:Smooth. Warms half way down, fires back up. Twiggy bbq, earth, mint. The sticky grains and bbq timbers never leave. I like it.
Overall:Still awesome. I am surprised that No 8 is Americans Prefered Dickel! I had to try No 8, it's in a few movies and Tv shows. That's how i discovered Dickel.

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Review from gillmang (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 933, Created:20071207154637, Updated:20071207154834) View discussion on this review.
Purchased at:San Francisco
Purchased for:$18.00
Info on this bottle:Apparently 1970's, maybe late 60's, the old quart size bottle
Proof Of this Bottle:86.8
Nose:Slightly burned with some fresh wood and alcohol
Taste:First, sweet. Second, a little burned and woody. Some astringency in the taste. Some aromatic grainy taste in the middle.
Finish:A little dry and lactic.
Overall:This the Dickel of over 30 years ago. I bought it side-by-side with the same bottle reviewed just before. They taste a bit different though. I like them both, for different reasons. The first one, still partly full, was rescued by Doug from the SB Gazebo table and is available for the next Bourbon Society tasting.

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Review from gillmang (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 820, Created:20070819200037, Updated:20070820044912)
Purchased at:San Francisco, in a small liquor/grocery store on the edge of South of Market Area
Purchased for:$18.00
Info on this bottle:Red strip stamp, quart-size, fluted bottle, hard to date, bottle embossing doesn't help. Probably 1970's-era.
Proof Of this Bottle:86.8
Nose:Sweet corn and wood, a little charcoal and soot
Taste:The elements are similar to the nose but more intense all-around, the charcoal effect of the deep leaching vats is quite evident. Mild sweetish taste with caramel and alcohol, little rye in evidence. Some medicinal hints. Of the Dickels reviewed previously, I'd say Mike's circa-1990 bottle is closest.
Finish:Wood and wood gums, but mild.
Overall:I'd rate this right at the top for classic Tennessee. I prefer it to modern Dickel. There is no "vitamins" taste like some have noticed in the modern product. This 1970's sample, as for Dickel today, is rather lighter than most bourbons, but that can be not a bad thing.

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Review from abcgroup (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 522, Created:20060606184956)
Purchased at:Sherlock's (Marietta, GA)
Purchased for:18.00
Nose:In the bottle, the nose is very sweet with strong hints of caramel. In the glass, the whiskey opens up more. There's more of and alcohol smell mixed with the caramel.
Taste:Dry and somewhat flat. It's not bad, but it's very mild, hardly a robust flavor. A simple, light bodied taste.
Finish:Flat finish, gone almost immediately, though there is that distinct Dickel finish, but not nearly as strong as the 12, or Select.
Overall:Not a bad intro to TN whiskey. Underrated by most consumers (or unknown for that matter...thanks to Jack) but it's good. Big brother (no. 12) is much better. Good for a cheap drink and great for folks who don't like whiskey but want to pour coke in your $40 bottle.

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Review from Mike (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 339, Created:20060131163057, Updated:20060131181650)
Purchased at:Obscure roadside liquor store
Purchased for:$3.69 (?) 100 ml
Proof Of this Bottle:80
Nose:The corn and rye contend with a mild oakiness. There is a just a hint of an exotic fruit that offers an aromatic challenge. The smoke is far less pronounced than with the other Tennesseee whisky. A touch of vanilla, brown sugar and pecan pie reveal several layers.
Taste:Corn and vanilla, but only a bit of the smokey wood greet the mouth upfront, while toward the middle the spice comes into play. A good balance is achieved.
Finish:A moderate, but very satisfactory finish that is quite pleasant and whispers for another sip.
Overall:As far as I know, this is my first taste of Dickel, and a very pleasant surprise it is. In my opinion, this is in a different league from the other Tennessee whisky, more complex, less smokey, more of a challenge. If you haven't tried this in a while (or ever, like me) give it a go. I recommend it. I don't believe you will be disappointed.

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Review from bourbonv (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 184)
Purchased at:estate sale
Info on this bottle:1.75 liter bottle from the late 1980's or early 1990's
Proof Of this Bottle:80
Nose:Corn sweetness and smokey charcoal with a little fine leather and pipe tobacco.
Taste:Sweet candy corn with a hint of spice followed by a nice smokey wood. No alcohol burn and just a hint of warmth. Not very complex.
Finish:Very nice sweet caramel and wood. Not a long lasting finish, but long enough for you to appreciate what it has.
Overall:A very nice drink of whisky. Fine as a palate cleanser before dinner but if you want something with a little more umph to it, drink the Dickel No. 12.

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