Score: 90 points
This is an unusual Rye whiskey, distilled for George Dickel at the MGP-I distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana and using the same Lincoln County charcoal-filtering process as Dickel’s own Tennessee whiskies. The nose has a nice lemon furniture polish note, along with sandalwood, vanilla, mild oak, and a hint of cocoa. The taste is spicy with cinnamon, honey, pecan pie, and touches of lemon. The finish is spicy and long with touches of lemon and pecan. The Lincoln County process makes this Rye unique…if I hadn’t known it was a Rye, it would have been difficult to guess because of its mildness compared to other malts.