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George Dickel Tabasco Brand Barrel Finish Whisky* Review

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Best enjoyed as a shot with celery salt on the rim, pickle juice, or an ice chaser. Damn straight, it’s Hot Dickel!George Dickel (drunk)
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George Dickel Tabasco Barrel Finish Whisky*

  • DISTILLER: Cascade Hollow Distillery
  • MASH BILL: Tennessee whisky (the standard Dickel mash bill is 84% corn, 8% rye, 8% malted barley) blended with aged Tabasco pepper mash and the Essence of Tabasco brand pepper sauce
  • AGE: NAS – No Age Statement
  • YEAR: 2018
  • PROOF: 70 (35% ABV)
  • MSRP: $24.95

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Thomas Fondano has been drinking bourbon and trying every bottling he can get his hands on since last century. While he enjoys all types of whiskeys, bourbon remains his go-to whenever he says, “I need a drink.” He lives with his wife and two children in Portland, Oregon where he makes cocktails every day at 5pm. Read Thomas' full profile.


  1. Curt McAdams

    Jefferson did something similar, but i’m hoping to get a bottle of that, as I think it’s more bourbon-y, or hoping. They said they’re not sure how to market it, but I just want it as a hot sauce ingredient, not a drinker.

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    Wonder if you could make a decent “Bloody Dickle Mary” with this stuff??

    1. Thomas Fondano

      You certainly could, but I don’t think it would be very good. It would likely get lost in the mix, which might not be the worst thing for it.
      It seems the natural first instinct is Bloody Mary whenever peppery booze shows up, but to me that feels like adding artificial Blood Mary flavoring. I opted for more of a sour above to try to balance the spice with acidity and sweetness.

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