Whiskey Review: George Dickel Barrel Select

Today we taste and review George Dickel Barrel Select.

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Adam O'Gara says:

To bad that Dickel didn’t have spunk and was not so limp

John Peterson says:

Can I sippel your dickel for a nickel?

Benjamin Handley says:

Do you guys worry about the oxidisation of all the half full bottles on your shelves?

Great videos, much love from the U.K.

bugatidane says:

Daniel (not Dan) and Rex, first off I love your videos; The combination of Daniel’s knowledge of seemingly everything and Rex seeming like someone with whom I can relate to more (aka, I don’t know anything about whiskey) is very satisfying. I have one quarrel however, you guys make everything seem like it goes down so easy. After watching your review of Wild Turkey original and 101, I purchased a bottle of 101 and proceeded to have my ass kicked around my apartment by it. So I have a question, which whiskey first comes to mind when you have to imagine what would be the least objectionable to a younger palate? Keep up the great videos, Roll Tribe.

Duane Dickens says:

How’s it going fellas I’ve just found your channel a couple of days ago and have really enjoyed the content. I have never had any Japanese whiskey before but after watching your videos I’ve been wanting try one and since my birthday is Sat. June 17th could you give me a your recommendations. Thanks

Caleb Smith says:

As a Texan I can confirm we are a country.

John Hallman says:

So you get more wood with your Dickel?

Eric Schwab says:

Rex looks like a trucker in that styling mesh hat.

Ashton Childs says:

Such. Good. Content. *takes sip of Evan Williams green label* Picking up something nice soon from a newfound store. Thanks for the inspiration fellas. Whiskey and business both.

Kerry Shannon says:

This has been on your back shelf for a couple of weeks. I’ve been hoping for a review. I really liked their distillery tour, and enjoy their #12 and 9 year SB products.

Zach says:

You mentioned at the beginning that you reviewed Willett. Did you mean WL Weller or do we have a Willett review to look forward to this week?

Bryan Lushbough says:

LOVE Dickel’s typography. So old school.

Kent Buehrer says:

I’m attempting aging “bourbon” in mini-barrels (2,3,5L). Any advice on length of aging? And, would filtering through a charcoal be advisable? What would you suggest and where would I find it? Thanks!

George Arvanitidis says:

Rex as a proper alcoholic the FIRST THING he is checking is how much is the % of alcohol in every bottle!!!

lorenz yacoubian says:

Tastes like moldy bread.

Ong Gia says:

It just dawned on me that the guys are continuing thier evil, nefarious plan on us. They are leaving us hanging on the fate of the Eagle on purpose! They even gave us a clue on what they’re doing.

Canadian Whisky Smith says:

They already have their, “If you only know Jack, you don’t know Dickel.”

I suppose that’s not quite as risque as “The Best Dickel you’ve ever had in your mouth”, but they aren’t exactly about playing it safe.

Lincolnr82 says:

Hey guys, as an Australian, I find myself being a rum drinker first (Dark rum, as it’s more accessible and it is the spirit I started on) and Whiskey drinker second (I’m fairly new to the whiskey scene and have been using your videos to learn).

My questions are; Do you like rum, as a whiskey drinker?

Do you like any rum finished whiskeys? I know you didn’t particularly like the ‘Grangestone Rum Finish’ but I feel like that was because it was Grangestone, not the rum finish. What about the Johnnie Walker Rum Cask?

And finally, is there a place for a rum aficionado, and whiskey novice, such as myself in the tribe?

Keep up the good work guys!

Alex Guzell says:

You already got beat to that punch line. There is a rum called Ron de Jeremy promoted by Ron Jeremy. Also a Carribian rum called Big Black D*ck

John Hallman says:

Business question: in the event of a contraction in whiskey market and its suppliers, will certain brands increase in value?

Shawn W says:

I know Rex said he’s busy all the time, but he didn’t mention a part-time job as a redneck gas station attendant.

Scott Aulsebrook says:

In Australia there is a peanut company call Nobbys Nuts that run a big TV ad campaign with the slogan “lets nibble Nobbys nuts”

Maxwell Super says:

“The best Dickle you’ve ever put in your mouth.”: Thirteen year old boys everywhere now have their favorite joke and thing they want to buy when they turn 21.

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