George Dickel 11 year old Bottled in Bond shares many of the same qualities as its older sibling. It was made according to the Bottled in Bond Act of 1897, and its mashbill - 84% corn, 8% rye, 8% malted barley - and charcoal-filtration process are identical to that of the 13 year old. Fans will note similarities in the newer release across what distiller Nicole Austin calls the “key top-line tasting notes,” like the whiskey’s “classic sweetness,” nutty characteristics, and fruitiness. “It should be quite clear that they’re from the same brand family and they’re quite closely related to each other, but it’s still a vintage,” she says. Where last year’s release showed heavy peanut flavors, this year’s leans more toward roasted pecan, and Austin says that the “waxy fruit character” from the first release has become more like baked or dried apple for the second.