It is common for whisky to be matured in a cask of a particular origin or casks that previously held different kinds of alcohol—and now, George Dickel Tennessee Whisky collaborated with McIlhenny Company's TABASCO Brand Pepper Sauce on a unique new product that has the potential to appeal to both whisky drinkers and hot sauce fans alike.
True to its name, the George Dickel TABASCO Brand Barrel Finish is made in a process that involves holding the whisky for 30 days in barrels used to age tabasco peppers for a period of three years. As such, the flavors of both the wood and the spices are taken on by the whisky, which is said to have a taste that is "deliciously spicy."
Recently, the George Dickel TABASCO Brand Barrel Finish received a Gold Medal at the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
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