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Tasting Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey range: N7, Gentleman and Single Barrel

By Miguel in Tasting , Jack Daniel

One of my readers asked me what I thought about Jack Daniel’s range. Eh! Wait, don’t reply yet. Let me write the article!

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The answer was easy but I decided to take the hard way and actually taste the whiskey.

The short conclusion is that Jack Daniel’s whiskeys isn’t as bad as you think. Sponsored reply. Just joking, the stuff is a bit below the mean bourbon scores and slightly overpriced, but as I said whiskeys as the Jack Daniel’s Single barrel are in fact a nice experience.

Let’s see the range.

Jack Daniel's Tennesse Whiskey

“Not as bad as I remember. Blind tasting it I would have said that it was a fair bourbon with a weak nose.”

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Jack Daniel's Tennesse Whiskey
Perhaps America's best known whiskey, Jack Daniel's hails from Tennessee and it best known for its smooth flavor.

Jack Daniel's is always charcoal mellowed and aged in proprietary white oak barrels for a rich amber color, distinctive flavor and finish.

If you like this whiskey you definitively need to move up to something more interesting like Wild Turkey or Buffalo Trace

This dram has a cooper-like color.

Nose (83): more than average. corn, spices, honey, floral, vanilla. Slightly alcoholic nose. Not unpleasant but it is there.

Palate (84): smooth, powerful. corn, wood, vanilla, honey, spices, citrus.

Finish (84): average. honey, corn, pepper.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Jack Daniel's Tennesse Whiskey with 84 points over 100.

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Gentleman Jack

“Slightly less powerful than Jack Daniel's. It is more fruity and spicy”

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Gentleman Jack
This is a softer, more round, Jack Daniel's whiskey, that is the direct result of charcoal-mellowing the whiskey twice, before and after the aging process.

It is more expensive that the standard Jack Daniel, so my suggestion is that if you love this, you should taste something like Blanton's Single Barrel

This dram has a amber-like color.

Nose (82): average. corn, vanilla, honey, pineapple, wood.

Palate (83): powerful, oily. corn, spices, honey, vanilla, pepper.

Finish (83): average. corn, spices, fruits.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Gentleman Jack with 83 points over 100.

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Jack Daniel's Single Barrel

“Without being a great bourbon, this whiskey is by far the best option in the Jack Daniel's range”

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Jack Daniel's Single Barrel
Jack Daniel's Single Barrel is always found in the upper most parts of the barrelhouse - they like to call this the 'Penthouse'. Because every barrel is different and in various locations in the barrel houses no two barrels are the same. Those barrels usually portrait the best and most intense flavors of toasted oak, vanilla and caramel.

This Jack Daniel's whiskey is a hell better than the standard Jack Daniels bottling but the price step is quite important to dismiss it. I recommend you to give a try to something like Buffalo Trace so you see what you are drinking.

This dram has a cooper-like color.

Nose (85): more than average. corn, varnish, vanilla, honey, spices, pepper. More polished than the others two and slightly older.

Palate (87): powerful, oily. honey, corn, spices, citrus, vanilla, pepper, wood.

Finish (86): longer than average. corn, honey, vanilla.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Jack Daniel's Single Barrel with 86 points over 100.

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