Big news coming out of the Tennessee whiskey world.
George Dickel appears to be releasing a new line of “Bottled In Bond” whiskey. Forgive my poor explanation, but for the most part, “Bottled In Bond” refers to the Bottled In Bond Act of 1897, back when a lot of people were making their own whiskey, or making shitty adulterated whiskey that was potentially toxic. The government had to step in with a set of rules and a specific designation that you were drinking the real stuff. The Bottled-In-Bond Act had a few rules to follow such as that the whiskey must be the product of one distilling season from one distillery, aged in a federally bonded warehouse for at least four years, and bottled at 100 proof, among other requirements.
Many whiskey giants, including Tennessee rival Jack Daniel’s, have released throwback Bottled in Bond batches, as an homage to the old days of whiskey production. According to Whiskey Wash, George Dickel is the latest brand to file for label approval with the TTB (governing body that approves that type of thing) for their own designation.
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