Jack Daniels – Herritage Barrel
- Distiller: Jack Daniels
- Spirit: Tennessee Whiskey
- Aged: Unstated
- Proof: 100
- Purchase Price: $64.99
From the Distiller: “This release celebrates the early craftsmanship of the Jack Daniel Distillery. The whiskey is from uniquely crafted heavy-toast barrels and 100 proof barrel entry proof.
The “Heritage Barrel” expression of Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel was crafted with a low temperature, heavy toasted barrel which created a light but rich char full of deep flavor. A lower 100 proof entry proof allows our grain bill to assert itself creating a special Tennessee whiskey with notes of light baking spices, vanilla, and toasted oak with a long, lingering finish, aged to perfection at the top of one of the highest elevated barrelhouses, 1-09, on Coy Hill. What emerges is a flavorful and rich Tennessee Whiskey.”
About The Distillery: “An exciting new era of innovation begins with Master Distiller Jimmy Bedford’s (’88-’07) introduction of Gentleman Jack, and continues with the biggest expansion to our family of brands in 150 years under Master Distiller Jeff Arnett (’08-present).”
Review & Score
Nose: Sweet vanilla cream candy, caramelized brown sugar, coppered oak, honeysuckle
Palate: Charred oak on the front, singed vanilla, sun dried leather, and earthy notes
Body: Bold and spicy but carrying a lot of flavor with it.
Finish: The finish heats up and gives you a taste of burnt corn and dried oak
Conclusion: This pour is a real classy and classic whiskey. The bottle is appealing with care taken. From the blue and gold of the label to the stamped wood top, it’s as much a display peace as it is a solid dram. The whiskey itself is full of the classic flavor profile of a good and down home southern whiskey. It really translates the notes of the barrel to the whiskey and gives you flavor in spades. It’s a great, uncomplicated release that we’ll be making sure we snag when we see it on shelves.
Greg Sinadinos started his spirits journey writing a whiskey periodical for Fine Tobacco NYC Magazine. He began answering review requests under a social media page he named “Whiskey Culture,” which quickly merged with Greg’s passion for connecting with others and his interest in history.
Today, Greg travels the country not just looking for great whiskey, but also exploring the history and individuals that the whiskey community is founded upon. He has authored “Whiskey History From Around The World” and is the host of “The Rickhouse” web series.