Distillery: Jack Daniels (Lynchburg, TN)
From The Distiller: “Mellowed drop by drop through 10-feet of sugar maple charcoal, then matured in handcrafted barrels of our own making.”
Jack Daniels is timeless. Founded by the legendary Jack Daniels himself in 1864, he learned the art of whiskey-making from a preacher and an enslaved man. He would later hire the man out of slavery to take a spot as the first Jack Daniels Master Distiller.
The nose is smokey and full of spiced brown sugar with undertones of maplewood. The body is nice and full without too much heat. The body leads off with the distinctive sour mash taste, but the notes of singed vanilla, toffee, smoke, and chestnuts shine through. The end is less complex and varied, leaving only notes of young corn whiskey and charcoal.
It’s a timeless and highly popular whiskey, thats for sure. And, for the price, we absolutely believe its a good option for happy hour, your cabinet, and your next soda mixer.
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.