Updated: Feb 18, 2021
Distillery: Jack Daniels Distillery
Age: Between 4-7 years
Mashbill: 80% Corn, 12% Malted Barley, 8% Rye
BACKGROUND: Although Jack Daniels is not labeled as a bourbon, Jack Daniels Single Barrel does meet the bourbon classifications of being at least 2 years old, at least 51% corn, and aged in new charred oak barrels. Jack Daniels Single Barrel is made by taking normal barrels of Jack Daniels and putting them through a process called the Lincoln County Press after distillation which is where the whiskey is poured through charcoal that is made by burning maple wood. The whiskey is then barreled in new charred oak barrels and ages for 4-7 years.
NOSE: Toasted Oak, banana, ethanol, and some light vanilla. Simple and delightful (21/25)
PALATE: A toasted caramel flavor that comes with slight hints of banana. Very smooth, but has a lighter mouthfeel of a lower proof whiskeys. (33/40)
FINISH: Fairly simple finish with hints of pepper, charred oak, vanilla, and brown sugar. Short finish but very tasteful (21/25)
VALUE: Jack Daniels Single Barrel has an SRP of $48 which is a great price! This is well worth a purchase, especially if you're a fan of Jack Daniel's. (8/10)
FINAL THOUGHTS: Jack Daniels Single Barrel is a readily available whiskey that is delicious and will hold a permanent spot in our whiskey collection.
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Similar & Slightly Better Whiskey: Jack Daniel's 2018 Heritage
Similar & Equal Whiskey: Jack Daniel's Eric Church Single Barrel
Similar & Slightly Worse Whiskey: Michter's American Whiskey
96-100: The perfect dram, juice of the gods
90-95: Near perfect, truly incredible whiskey
85-89: Amazing whiskey, will always try to keep a backup bottle of this
80-84: Very good, some minor flaws here or there
75-79: Good, quite enjoyable to drink, Will try and keep a bottle on the shelf
70-74: Solid, wouldn’t go out of my way to get this
60-69: Decent, would offer this up to non whiskey drinkers
50-59: Not my cup of tea
Below 50: Give away