- 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.