Cascade Hollow Distilling Co. is returning to the Bottled in Bond category with George Dickel Bottled in Bond Distilling Season Spring 2007, a limited-offering 13-year-old whisky.
The distillery says that 13-year-old whisky, offers a bold and balanced profile highlighted by tantalizing notes of cherry.
“As the Bottled in Bond category continues to grow and more distilleries are experimenting with the style, I’m excited to add our first Spring vintage to the George Dickel’s Bottled in Bond series,” Nicole Austin, Cascade Hollow’s General Manager and Distiller said in a prepared statement.
If you’re not familiar, the Bottled in Bond Act of 1897 was enacted in order to help guarantee a spirit’s authenticity and level of quality. The act required spirits such as whisky to be aged and bottled according to a set of legal regulations, in effect guaranteeing that when you purchased a bottle of “whiskey” that was actually what you would end up with.
The act requires a spirit to come from one distillation season and one distiller at one distillery. The product then has to be bottled and stored in a bonded warehouse under the supervision of the United States government for no less than four years.
“Like the previous two releases, this spirit shares the hallmarks of George Dickel’s nutty and waxy fruity characteristics, with this year’s release also featuring unique notes of cherry. We’re proud whisky drinkers can enjoy this rare, 13-year-old high proof liquid for a great price,” Austin said.
The first release on the Bottled In Bond series came in May 2019.
At 100 proof, it’s a whisky you can absolutely enjoy neat, and it can also be a great addition to a classic cocktail, such as a Manhattan or Old Fashioned.
George Dickel Bottled in Bond has a mash bill of 84% corn, 8% rye and 8% malted barley. It is chill charcoal mellowed like the rest of the George Dickel Tennessee Whisky portfolio, creating a smooth and creamy mouthfeel for which the brand is best known.
The whisky will being rolling out to select markets in the united States this month, with a suggested retail price of $44.99. Following its initial launch, it will be continue to hit shelves around the country in additional markets.
If you manage to snag a bottle and want to try it in a Manhattan, Dickel also provided this recipe to make the magic happen:
Personal Preference Manhattan Recipe
- 1.5 oz George Dickel Bottled in Bond Distilling Season Spring 2007
- .25 oz Sweet Vermouth
- .25 oz Dry Vermouth
- Dash aromatic bitters
- Orange peel garnish
Fill cocktail shaker with ice and combine whiskey, vermouths, and bitters. Mix well then strain into cocktail glass. Add orange peel as garnish and serve.