George Dickel Launches Tabasco-Finished Whiskey

For lovers of whiskey and hot sauce — or simply spicy whiskey — George Dickel Tennessee Whisky and Tabasco Brand Pepper Sauce have teamed up.

The result is George Dickel Tabasco Brand Barrel Finish, available in stores this month.

Finished in barrels used to age tabasco peppers for three years, the whiskey has a “deliciously spicy flavor,” the company says. George Dickel takes its Tennessee whisky and rests it in these barrels for 30 days, allowing the spice and flavor imparted on the wood from the tabasco peppers to add its finish.

Tabasco Brand Pepper Sauce is then distilled to create an essence, which is blended together with the whisky to create George Dickel Tabasco Brand Barrel Finish.

The new whiskey can be enjoyed as a shot with celery salt on the rim, or with pickle juice or an ice chaser.

George Dickel Tabasco Brand Barrel Finish carries a suggested retail price of $24.99 for a 750-ml. bottle and is also available in 50-ml. and 1-L sizes. The alcohol by volume is 35% (70 proof).

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