A completely unexpected release, Jack Daniel's has been strengthening its focus on the enthusiast drinker with its recent deluge of enticing, interesting and truly distinctive releases. From Coy Hill to 10 Years Old to American Single Malt and Barrel Proof Rye, it seems like there is nothing Jack Daniel's hasn't prepared for. Now, the newest release is here. A 12-year-old whiskey bottled above 100 proof is sure to get the world of whiskey hopping with excitement, and it's an excitement to dig into today. Bottled at 53.5% ABV — let's dive in!
Beautiful and rich on the nose, this is perhaps the most balanced, despite also being the most oaky, Jack Daniel's I've had on my desk. Rich oak, sweet cream, heavy tobacco, light nectarine.
Thick and rich on the palate, it's opulent and savory, sweet and full of flavor. Caramel, honey, light banana nut muffin notes, rich tannin and plenty of velvety texture.
Long finish, absolutely packed with flavor. Banana notes subdued by rich caramel, heavy oak, toffee, pipe tobacco and pure dessertiness.
A heavy hitter from Jack Daniel's to say the least. Two extra years makes a massive difference over the 10, and this pour is just lovely.
Disclosure: The producer provided this sample to review free of charge, and without expectation of review or rating.