I went to a local ABC store and picked up a bottle of George Dickel for cooking but decided to try how this $18 bottle of whiskey tasted... oh my world... this is very good quality whiskey for that price... I've spent $80 on a bottle before that tasted no where near as good. If you ever at ABC store next time, just give it a try.
No. 8 (black label) is a bit spicy for my tastes...
But No.12 is about as good as it gets for the price.
I discovered Dickel when my wife and I decided to take a little road trip for my birthday and stopped by the distillery for the tour.
The process they use to make Dickel is comparable to Gentleman Jack - possibly even exceeding it as memory serves.
And from what I hear, everyone who lives in the Lynchburg, TN area drinks Dickel rather than Jack Daniels.
I always try to bring a bottle or two back to the Netherlands with me when I make a trip back to the States.