Wine Enthusiast 89 points - Despite a mild aroma, this whiskey offers bold caramel, vanilla and maple on the palate, with soft, creamy mouthfeel. Water opens up the aroma a little, disclosing a bit more vanilla. Sip or mix. - K.N. (Jul 2015)
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 95 points - (UB Collection,Chairman’s Trophy,Great Value,Tried & True Award)- Opening with fresh fig, honeysuckle, and very intriguing allusions to fresh sourdough bread. Round and elegant, with morel cherry, vanilla, and barrel spice. Baking spices line the finish, which is delicate and long. (Mar 2015)
Dickel No.12 is a 90 proof and has a refined, dry taste with a crisp finish. It is characterized as aromatic with a hint of vanilla—a result of the charcoal mellowing slow aging process.