George Dickel No.12

75cl / 45%
  • Tennessee Whisky
George Dickel No.12
Web Exclusive Price £44.95 £37.46 ex VAT (£59.93 per litre)
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Recently awarded a massive 93 points from the Beverage Tasting Institute in Chicago, fending off stiff competition to win a Gold Medal at their American Whiskey Tasting.

George Dickel No.12 Reviews

31 Customer Reviews

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  • 3
    10 days ago

    Used to like this better. Actually, used to love this. Dickel 12 used to mean 12 years old, as declared on the label, and that was a smooth lovely thing, a bargain when you could find it on sale. The new-generation "12" with no age statement is immediately rougher – not bad, but not worth the upcharge.

  • 5
    28 February


  • 3
    19 February

    I wanted to like this whisky more. I am all about the underdog, the rare, and the authentic, but I try not to cross the line into hipsterish pretension. So I don't automatically go for small batch, artisanal, craft, etc. beverages. The origin story of Dickel and its long-standing traditions are of great interest. And its status as the not-marketing-giant Tennessee Whisky, the one that doesn't sell Fire, Honey, Smoke, and Bacon-flavored versions should appeal to me. Also, I'm supposed to like spicy not mild, tangy not sweet, etc. I like the strongest flavored of the Islay malts, for example. So, why do I prefer Jack Daniels No. 7 to Dickel no. 12? JD is clearly quality, made from quality ingredients, has a delicious real char taste. You can feel it in the smoothness. Yes, JD is sweet, but it is sweet loaded with flavor. The Dickel tastes like an ashy barrel has been used to cover over cheap corn liquor. It immediately provokes an acid reflux reaction in me. It is not as sweet as JD, but it is not complex. It has a number of unpleasant tones lurking under its surface, suggesting nasty chemicals. If I am going to sense that anyway, I'd rather be saving money and swilling Old Crow, which I find to be a similarly quaffable whisky. If Dickel was the price of Old Crow, I'd be drinking it instead, but I just don't see the reason for it to be priced as high as it is.

  • 5
    6 January

    Tried it at my neighborhood bar after another person recommended it. Wow! Really nice!! I'm 50 years old and had never heard of it! I'll get a bottle next time i'm at the store.

  • 4
    1 December 2017

    I would love it if the age statement was apparent. It's usually a very good whisky. One of my favorites. Far better than the other Tennessee whisky.

  • 2
    28 July 2017

    Too sweet for my taste. Very heavy on the corn flavor. I personally prefer more oak flavor to my whiskies.

  • 5
    29 January 2017

    Easily my favourite whisky. I like Bourbons and Tennessee whiskies anyway but found Dickel #12 to be wonderfully flavourful and exceptionally smooth.

  • 5
    22 December 2016

    I drank this Whiskey the forst time I was visiting Nashville (I am Dutch) I am a single malt Islay Drinker, te more smokey and peated the better, but this American Whiskey surprised me really in a positive way. I tried my fair share of American whiskeys and bourbons, but this one is for me so far the best. Pity the bottle is outside US so much more expensive.

  • 5
    19 August 2016

    I have been drinking and sipping brown liquor for 45 years and yhis has been my go to whiskey for at least 25 of them. I enjoy many bourbons and ryes, Woodford Double Oaked, Noah's Mill, Knob Creek 120, Bookers, Templeton's, Whistle Pig, Old Forester 1897, Bulleit 10 yr, W L Weller 12 yr and Elijah Craig 12 year, among them. The Dickel 12 never fails to deliver full flavor, lots of layers and plenty of complexity neat or on ice. It is never boring or humdrum. I have literally spent 4 times as much for hard to find and coveted bottles like Jefferson's Ocean, Harper 15 yr, Orphan Barrels, etc and keep asking myself why? They may be a bit tastier but not by much. I would like it just as much for twice the price but love that there is no better value than the Dickel 12 year old whisky.

  • 5
    21 January 2016

    I started years ago with JD Blk. Moved to Makers Mark about 20 yrs ago with an occasional Knob Creek. About 10 yes ago stumbled on GD and that has been my "go to" whiskey ever since. I send a bottle home with my Scottish friend when he visits each year.

  • 1
    14 December 2015

    Not a fan this is just a cheap corn whisky, over priced even it was only a tenner, do not expect this review to pass as every bad review i have posted has never been shown. No stars its foul.

  • 5
    9 December 2015

    One of the finest American whiskies I've ever tasted (and I have tasted many). It's smooth and intensely flavoured. I love the subtle smoke and rich buttered corn in this whisky!

  • 2
    29 October 2015

    Not a fan medicinal taste

  • 5
    6 December 2014

    Love it. Great nose, smooth and not as sweet as JD.

  • 4
    13 September 2014

    I've gone through the gamut of Kentucky whiskies looking for the Holy Grail. While there are good selections out there, I still never settled on a go-to whiskey. Being from Tennessee, I decided to try George Dickel 12. I was bowled over. It's charcoal filtering added a counterpoint to the sweet corn instead of rye or oak. It's rich, understated and eminently drinkable. Cookie dough, caramel, smoke. It's all there. All goes to show that I had to go home again to find my whisky.

  • Santtu Finland 14 March 2014

    Best whisky ever tasted. I got one bottle from my US-friend. I cannot find it here in Finland, so have to order it from GB.

  • Bernard 20 August 2013

    I am a great fan of JD and I've always put the Silver Select on a very high pedestal...until I tried the GD No 12!!! Don't get me wrong , JD is great and wouldn't refuse such a drink but if you get to try this George Dickel won't be disappointed. If JD is the only Tennessee whisky you know then you don't know Dick!

  • Szarik 5 August 2013

    Good stuff and worth to reminds me of Jack Daniels but with an extra kick.

  • Jamie, Australia 27 June 2012

    Fanastic! Smooth, mellow, balance, mash of soft grains and soft char and some smoky bbq back palate. It ignites backup with warmth.

  • Anonymous 24 March 2012

    I ain't got a clue about all the fancy stuff like nose and all. All I know is good bbq when I eat it, good beer when I drink it (Shiner comes to mind), and good sippin whiskey. This is some good sippin whiskey. I'm a fan of JD Single Barrel and JD Gentleman J' too, but Dickle #12 is the finest methinks. Can't have any tonight cause I'm going pig hunting. Wouldn't want to shoot myself.

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