Review: Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel

Category: Tennessee Whisky

Origin: Jack Daniel’s Distillery

Bottling: Official

ABV: 45%

Cost: £41.09 from Master of Malt

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What they say:

We hold ourselves to the highest standard when crafting and selecting Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel. In fact, just one out of every 100 barrels is set aside to mature in the highest reaches of our barrelhouses, where dramatic temperature changes cause the color and taste to deepen further. Each barrel is hand-selected for its one-of-a-kind flavor, robust taste, and notes of toasted oak, vanilla, and caramel. It’s not easy making a whiskey like Single Barrel. But easy never interested us in the first place.

The Whiskyphiles Jack Daniel's Single Barrel

What I say:

Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel select represents the pinnacle of the JD core range.

Colour:

Dark copper/bronze (14/20) medium-large rounded tears ultrafine legs

Nose:

Deep and sweet, poached peach skin, maple syrup, toffee, vanilla essence, buttered toasted rye bread, honey, molasses

Taste:

Smooth polished toffee, buttery and sweet tablet, fudge, vanilla, toasted oak wood, hint of treacle and some cinnamon and nutmeg spice flavour (but not heat), caramelised condensed milk, maple syrup, spun sugar, hazelnut syrup, hints of cigar box and tobacco leaf

Finish:

Medium, rich spice followed by mellow sweetness

Overall:

Wonderful, easy-drinking expression. I love the condensed milk character and polished toffee nature of this expression, very refined.

Score: 84/100

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