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Is George Dickel a whiskey or bourbon?

George Dickel Tennessee Whiskey Essential Facts
While Dickel is American whiskey, it's not bourbon. Technically, it is Tennessee whiskey—primarily because the spirit is filtered through charcoal before being aged. The only other brand to do that is Jack Daniel's.

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Simply so, is George Dickel good whiskey?

George Dickel 12 is bottled at 45%, aged 8 years and priced around $22. It's a lovely honey-dipped candy corn whisky that's easy to sit and savor, but also works well in cocktails.

Beside above, why is Jack Daniels not considered a bourbon? The reason it is not called a bourbon is the additional step that Jack Daniels take when making their whiskey. Before the distillate is placed into barrels for ageing, it is slowly filtered through 10 feet of sugar maple charcoal.

Keeping this in consideration, is George Dickel better than Jack Daniels?

It's ridiculously popular but is a good whiskey. It tastes of caramel, some vanilla on nose, and charred wood close. George Dickel No. 12, though less likely to appeal to whisky (note the “e”-less Scottish spelling of Whisky that Dickel uses) novices, is superior to Jack Daniels Old No.

What is the difference between bourbon and whiskey?

The biggest difference between bourbon and whiskey production is the type of barrels in which the alcohol is aged. Whiskey can be aged in used oak barrels; in fact, Ireland's Jameson Whisky is aged in used American bourbon barrels. (These barrels are fairly versatile, too.

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