George Dickel No.12 Tennessee Whiskey. Tennessee, United States. ABV: 45.00%. Tasted at Varnish on King as part of their bacon flight (4 whiskies matched with 4 types of bacon).
Colour: This little piggy went to the gold market.
Nose: Bacon. No wait, I’ve just ordered a bacon flight. It’s been paired with some speck. Creamy grassy notes from the whiskey.
Palate: Lemon and black pepper dominate. Fairly oaky too.
Finish: Aniseed and saltiness in the fade, although to be fair that could be the speck.
Comments: A little overpowered by the salty meatiness of the speck to be honest, but still delicious. Who can knock bacon…absolutely genius idea from the guys at Varnish to do bacon flights matched with whiskey. To paraphrase Homer Simpson, it’s like bourbon wrapped in bacon…*drool*