Bib & Tucker

"I think this might be from George Dickel with a dividing nose and comforting taste"

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The name Bib & Tucker, the beautifully crafted bottle, the fact that it is a sourced whisky. It all sounds pretty much as another entrepreneur who wants to join in the booming bourbon market gets his/hers part of the pie. Anyway, it should contain the best bourbon (obviously) according to their website and it is skilfully crafter, by others (that they do not specifically mention). I read that the brand was sold to Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits in 2017. Back to the facts… It contains at least 6-year-old bourbon from Tennessee, bottled at 46% and it is non chill-filtered. All good signs for this tasting session.

Nose

From the word go, there is… well, a very weird note. I cannot put my finger directly on it. Slightly sweaty, very intense sweetness. Urine? Not very agreeable. Then more wood and sweet smoke. Honey-glazed meat on the barbecue. That’s better. This might be that George Dickel sweet not that some like and some don not. I never tasted George Dickel before, so if so, I am probably one of those that find it too weird. Chestnut puree, more honey. Definitely palatable now, so let’s go then…

Taste

Spicy, which slightly unexpected, with lots of cinnamon, cardamon, pepper, aniseed and fennel seed. Oh, I like this much more than the nose. Honey, toffee, fudge, cake, cooky dough, all covered with a barbecue smoke. Paprika, fennel, both on the barbecue, and roosted herbs like parsley and dragon. Fairly long aftertaste.

Overall

So this is probably my first George Dickel then.I almost wanted too throw it away after nosing, but I am glad I did not. At least it is interesting. I might just try more Tennessee.

  • Review 2019-063
  • Bourbon
  • Undisclosed Tennessee distillery (70% corn, 24% rye, 4% malted barley)
  • Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits
  • 6 years old
  • Unknown bottling date
  • New American oak barrels
  • Natural colour
  • Non chill-filtered
  • 46
  • Undisclosed number of bottles
  • ±55-60
  • Still available
  • Whiskybase #84505

What others say

Whiskybase: 83.89 (11 votes) * @TheWhiskeyWash: 3.5/5 * @Distiller: 80/100 * @BreakingBourbon: 2.5/5
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Scores

these are my personal views, so do not take them too seriously… nothing beats tasting these for yourself •

Cask influence
55%
Sweet <-> Spicy
15%
  • Honey-glazed meat
  • Weird sweetness
  • Wood
Nose 82%
Taste 85%
Balance 81%
Depth 84%
Finish 85%
Score