Wine Enthusiast 89 points - Despite a mild aroma, this whiskey offers bold caramel, vanilla and maple on the palate, with soft, creamy mouthfeel. Water opens up the aroma a little, disclosing a bit more vanilla. Sip or mix. - K.N. (Jul 2015)
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 95 points - (UB Collection,Chairman’s Trophy,Great Value,Tried & True Award)- Opening with fresh fig, honeysuckle, and very intriguing allusions to fresh sourdough bread. Round and elegant, with morel cherry, vanilla, and barrel spice. Baking spices line the finish, which is delicate and long. (Mar 2015)
With deeper, more assertive flavors and an incredibly smooth finish, No. 12, a classic 90-proof Dickel whisky, combines older whiskies selected by Master Distiller John Lunn to create a richness that maintains Dickel's signature smooth finish. Concentrated flavors of rich oak and subtle vanilla lead to a long finish with hints of maple, butter and smoke. Quality like this doesn't go unnoticed: No. 12 has won high critical acclaim for years.