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Dickel Launches Un-aged White Whisky Foundation Recipe



George Dickel White Corn Whisky Foundation No. 1 Recipe

When George A. Dickel began distilling whisky in 1870, his product wasn’t stored away in barrels and left for years to mature. Instead, it was enjoyed soon after distillation to meet the demand of Dickel’s customers who enjoyed his smooth sipping spirits. This corn-forward recipe that would become the foundation of the George Dickel whiskies is now back with the reintroduction of George Dickel White Corn Whisky Foundation No. 1 Recipe.

Over the last 140 years, this Foundation No. 1 Recipe has served as the backbone for where George Dickel whiskies including No. 8, No. 12 and Barrel Select began. Handmade from the finest grains and legendary Cascade Spring water before being finished through George Dickel’s signature Chill Charcoal Mellowing process, George Dickel Foundation No. 1 Recipe is an un-aged whisky so smooth George himself called it “Mellow as Moonlight.”

“For more than a century, this Foundation No. 1 Recipe has been at the heart of our whiskies,” said John Lunn, George Dickel Master Distiller. “It’s survived the Prohibition era, and we’re proud to share it with adult consumers and bartenders around the country as a celebration of George Dickel’s legacy.”

George Dickel White No. 1 Corn Whisky is a 91-proof whisky with a clear appearance and initial aroma that is soft, yet full of raw grain – not dissimilar from moonshine. However, those raw notes vanish upon a mellow and smooth first taste, with a creamy sweet corn flavor. The Chill Charcoal Mellowing process nods to George’s historic affection for “Winter Whisky” and gives the liquid a softer, smoother finish than traditional moonshines.

Lunn recommends enjoying George Dickel White No. 1 Corn Whisky neat or on the rocks to experience the full taste profile, but it also mixes well into a number of modern and classic cocktails like the Old Fashioned.

Try some of these great cocktail recipes that feature George Dickel No. 1:

Tennessee Roots

Combine in a cocktail shaker:
1.33 oz. George Dickel No. 1
0.33 oz. lemon juice
0.33 oz. simple syrup
0.33 oz. pineapple juice

Directions: Shake all ingredients and strain over ice into old fashioned glass. Top with 1 oz. ginger beer. Garnish with lemon wheel.

Mr. Loveless

Combine in a mixing glass:
1 oz. George Dickel No. 1
1 oz. sweet vermouth
0.2 oz. maraschino liqueur
2 dashes Angostura bitters

Directions: Stir all ingredients and strain into old fashioned glass over ice. Finish with lemon wheel.

Southern Spritz

Combine in a cocktail shaker:
1 oz. George Dickel No. 1
0.25 oz. Italian aperitif bitter
0.5 oz. lemon juice
0.5 oz. honey syrup (equal parts honey & hot water)
2 dashes orange bitters

Directions: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into cocktail glass. Top with 3 oz. dry sparkling wine. Garnish with orange twist.

Dale DeGroff’s Holiday Old Fashioned

Combine in a mixing glass:
1.25 oz George Dickel No. 1
1 dash DeGroff’s Pimento Bitters
0.25 oz Dale’s Cherry Liqueur
0.5 oz Simple syrup
2 orange slices
2 cherries

Directions: Muddle a cherry and orange slice with the syrup and liqueur and the dash of bitters in a bar mixing glass. Strain into an Old Fashioned glass. Add the whisky and ice and stir Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.

George Dickel No. 1 Foundation Recipe will hit shelves in the beginning of January, with a suggested price of $21.99 for a 750 mL bottle. For more information, please visit the, and remember to always drink responsibly.

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