Dickel and Leopold Bros. join forces for Collaboration Series rye blend
Tennessee's George Dickel and Colorado's Leopold Bros. are preparing to release a collaboration blend, consisting of a rye whiskey produced at each distillery.
Interestingly, Dickel's rye component in this collaboration is a never-before-released whiskey distilled in Tennessee "that expresses a vibrant, fruity character." Currently, the George Dickel Rye Whisky that's on shelves is a sourced 95% rye / 5% barley whiskey produced by MGP, charcoal filtered in Tullahoma, then barreled and aged in Dickel's warehouses.
The Leopold Bros. component in this blend is distilled on their three-chamber still, resurrecting a historic rye style "with a unique floral and chocolate character." Leopold Bros. is known for their unique,19th-century-inspired still, and takes a lot of inspiration from traditional whiskey-making techniques.
According to the label, the blend of two different ryes produced on two different still types is central to this release:
"This whisky revives the lost tradition of blending heavy-bodied rye whiskies produced on a three-chamber still with liter column distilled rye whiskies, to create a balanced, richly complex and versatile spirit."
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This release will be bottled at 100 proof. No information yet on pricing or availability.