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Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Barrel Proof Review


Classification: Tennessee Whiskey

Company: Brown-Forman

Distillery: Jack Daniel's Distillery

Release Date: Ongoing

Proof: Varies (62.5% - 70%)

Age: NAS (No age statement)

Mashbill: 80% Corn, 12% Rye, 8% Malted Barley

MSRP: $65

Year Reviewed: 2020


Today I want to talk to you about what I consider to be the pinnacle of the core range of Jack Daniel's Whiskey.


The Whiskey

The Single Barrel Barrel Proof other than being kind of awkward to say out loud (go ahead and try it) was created to give you Jack Daniel's first cask strength whiskey.


The barrels are stored at the top of the warehouse and thus get the most temperature fluctuations which some believe gives a more oaked and smooth quality to whiskey as the temperature changes drive the whiskey in and out of the oak barrel.


Nosing

Brown Sugar, Caramel, Vanilla, Oak, Toasted Marshmallow


Tasting

Vanilla, Brown Sugar, Oak, Caramel, Cinnamon Butter like from Texas Roadhouse melting on those buttery rolls... Banana Bread, damn, maybe i'm just hungry...


Overall Rating - Try it / Buy It

I have some reservations about this whiskey. The price point seems ok. $65 - $70 for this high of an ABV whiskey is not unreasonable... however this high ABV presents some challenges. If you're not used to drinking something this high ABV it may be unlikely for you to pick out nuances in this whiskey. I would suggest opening the bottle and having a few pours then letting the bottle sit for a few weeks.


If you're interested to see what Jack Daniel's can really do, this is a good choice but considering the obscenely high ABV and the higher price point


If you're interested in store picks, this is a good one to try out.



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