Spicy with an exceptionally smooth finish.
Malt Advocate 85 points - A 5 year old rye whisky made in Lawrenceburg, Ind. (with the signature LDI 95% rye mashbill) that went through the Lincoln County Process after aging. A somewhat anemic nose, lightly grassy; sweet with edges of mint, vanilla, and oatmeal. The mouth is more rewarding; the rye’s bitter spice and sweet mint emerge to flame across the tongue. It’s very easy to drink, with a flare of oily mint intensity at the finish. Good, but you expect more from Dickel.
(Spring 2013) Reviewed by: Lew Bryson (Aug 2013)
Light amber in color, the Dickel Rye has a spicy nose with oak, cinnamon, rye, caramel, and an undertone of dark cherry. The oak is pretty dominant in the nose, but not unpleasantly so. The entry of Dickel is softer than the nose, with vanilla, caramel, and cinnamon leading the charge. The oak spice from the nose does quickly emerge in the midplate and while itâ€™s joined by a rye spice, the oak really dominates