Dickel releases Bottled in Bond 2.0

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George Dickel Master Distiller Nicole Austin handpicked both sets of barrels used for her Bottled in Bond iteration. The new release recently hit liquor stores and is selling fast. {Photo Courtesy of George Dickel}

TULLAHOMA — Cascade Hollow is a magical place. Moderate temps 365 days a year lead to a slow, steady mellowing process that ages their George Dickel whiskey just right.

Last year, George Dickel Master Distiller Nicole Austin explored their local rickhouses looking for forgotten treasure and hit pay dirt. She happened upon a long-forgotten batch of 13-year-old stock, all distilled in a single season. This just happens to be the very same requirement of the Bottled in Bond Act of 1897. Once she tasted these 2005 barrels, the whiskey immediately stood out. The folks at Whisky Advocate Magazine seem to agree. George Dickel’s first Bottled in Bond was number one on the 2019 Top 20 Whiskies of the Year.

Now, Austin’s at it again with a second Bottled in Bond that consumers are snapping off the shelves. This time, it’s an 11 year old whiskey that’s 84 percent corn, eight percent rye and eight percent malt. It’s a bit younger than the first Bottled in Bond but identical in meeting the strict definition of a bottled in bond whiskey: 100 percent pure whiskey produced at a single distillery during one distilling session that at least four years old and 100 proof.

This iteration pours dark honey colored and enjoys notes of pecan and apple and a distinct nuttiness. It’s warm but with very little bite. In fact, served neat with a single ice cube brings out the maple, caramel, and oak.

And at it’s $40 price point, it’s a heck of a southern, middle Tennessee whiskey buy … if you can find it. To learn more, visit the George Dickel website by clicking here. •

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Cascade Hollow offers Whiskey and Yoga on Feb.21

TULLAHOMA — Cascade Hollow, the birthplace of George Dickel Whisky, is a southern, middle Tennessee gem. It’s nestled between Tullahoma and Normandy on a sloping piece of property with a gently flowing stream. It’s been tucked in that hollow since 1870, and on Friday, February 21 an old southern whisky recipe and a new age concept will blend once again during Whiskey & Yoga.

It’s your newest and favorite southern, middle Tennessee tradition. Every third Friday in 2020, visitors can enjoy an hour long yoga class followed by a tasting tour. Yoga class will be taught by Tami from SKY Yoga and it begins at 10:30 a.m. For more information or to book a class, click here. •

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Six local distilleries will be at the Grains and Grits Festival

Short Mountain Distillery’s Billy Kaufman shows off his local products at last year’s Grains & Grits Festival. {Photo Credit Tassi Williams Photography}

EVENTS | Townsend — Lynchburg’s Jack Daniel’s Distillery, Shelbyville’s Uncle Nearest, Normandy’s Cascade Hollow Distillery (formerly George Dickel), Woodbury’s Short Mountain Distillery, Kelso’s Prichard’s Distillery, and Fayetteville’s Southern Pride Distillery will all participate in the Grains and Grits Spirits and Food Festival in Townsend on November 2 from 6-9 p.m. Townsend is located southeast of Knoxville. For a complete list of participating distillers, click here.

The annual festival celebrates all things made-in-Tennessee in the genres of southern spirits and gourmet grub. It’s a favorite among not only whiskey lovers but also foodies, bartenders, and spirit professionals.

Southern, middle Tennessee distillers like Jack Daniel’s Jeff Arnett, Cascade Hollow’s Nicole Austin, Short Mountain’s Billy Kaufman, Southern Pride’s Randy Trentham, and Prichard’s own Phil Prichard will all be in attendance. Two breweries, Blount County Home Brewers and Sevier County Home Brewers, as well as Cades Cove Cellars will also attend.

Some of the South’s finest restaurants will also participate including Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro, Old Mill Pottery House, RT Lodge, Northshore Brasserie, Flat and Taps, Amici-Mayville, Puckett’s, The Walnut Kitchen, Michael Sullivan, and Rickard BBQ. For for info, click here.

Tickets are $65 in advance online and $75 the day of the event. All ticket holders must be 21 or older. The event will be held at the Townsend Visitor’s Center located at 7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway. The gates open at 6 p.m. and the event ends at 9 p.m. For ticket information, click here.

{The Lynchburg Times is an independently owned and operated newspaper that publishes new stories every morning. Covering Metro Moore County government, Jack Daniel’s Distillery, Nearest Green Distillery, Tims Ford State Park, Motlow State Community College, Moore County High School, Moore County Middle School, Lynchburg Elementary, Raider Sports, plus regional and state news.}