Wine Enthusiast 90 points - Cedar, honey and vanilla arise on the nose of this Tennessee whiskey. The palate opens with oak, followed by an herbaceous sarsaparilla lilt and a long vanilla fade. Adding water coaxes out cedar, maple and a zap of lemon peel-like acidity. Made with a blend of older whiskies..July/2019
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 90 points - A melange of brown sugar, apricot, cherry pit, and mesquite smoke rise from the glass. The palate is bold at first, with powerful spice giving way to sultry stone fruit and sweet smoke before finishing with hints of maple and citrus. -2019 Ultimate Spirits Challenge (Excellent, Highly Recommended) (Great Value).April/2019
Dickel No.12 is a 90 proof and has a refined, dry taste with a crisp finish. It is characterized as aromatic with a hint of vanilla-a result of the charcoal mellowing slow aging process.