By: Neal Fischer
K&L Staff Member
I always love the spicy little numbers from Dickel the best, so yes, I have a bias here. I pick up on chili pepper, fresh cracked black pepper, clove, intense vanilla, and a little star anise. Those spices dance on top of a foundation of caramel and orange marmalade. There's also a slightly toasty and very dusty oak profile that completes the package. This bottling's palate is similar to the other Dickel barrel we bought in that the spice level gradually increases throughout the sipping experience showing off Dickel's intensity of robust qualities. Here, though, those spices stay more integrated with the woody and fruity elements. This bottling is a display of both power and balance.