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Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Barrel Proof

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  • Distiller:

    Jack Daniel's

  • Bottler:

    Jack Daniel's

  • ABV:

    63.35%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: In a worst case scenario you’ll end up with a nice looking bottle of whiskey to add to your collection for the sole purpose of sharing with adventurous friends. In any event, it’s great to see Jack Daniel’s raising proof instead of lowering it and giving us a product to get excited about.
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: Considering its proof, it's not too hot or overpowering. The finish is long and rich, with more of the same consistent profile--vanilla, spice, oak, brown sugar, and molasses.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: It’s still Jack—sweet, insistent—but it’s taller, bigger. I could say I’d like even more heft, more complexity…but would that be asking Jack to be something it simply is not?
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: The char isn’t overly evident here, which lets the sweetness really shine. All told, it’s a fantastic whiskey that stands as arguably the best thing ever to come out of the JD empire.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Modern Thirst
  • Excerpt: A surprisingly sweet and viscous sip from Jack Daniels, the cask strength iteration of the classic whiskey is the best expression to date.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: A banana bomb with some caramel and oak and ethanol. I really enjoy these, and am happy to see what I feel is an uptick in their general quality and consistency.
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  • Intro:

    This is a single barrel offering from Jack Daniels that is bottled at barrel proof with no coloring or filtering. Ive seen some level of success with these in the past, although my current opinion is that in the past the variability of the barrels has been through the roof. Ive noticed this less in the last year or so, and hope that like Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserves, Jack Daniels is also dialing in their QC for this line of products.

  • Nose:

    Sweet oak, cracked pepper, honey roasted peanuts. Light banana, lots of caramel.

  • Taste:

    Hot, but thick and rich. Honey, caramel, bananas foster. Honey roasted peanut, oak and tannic dryness. Not overly dry, but less desserty than some of these Ive had in the past.

  • Finish:

    Long and rich, but a bit hot. The proof is evident, but not punishing. Tons of banana here, oak, caramel, honey and graham cracker. Its like a banana split.

  • Overall:

    Pretty on the mark for this barrel. A banana bomb with some caramel and oak and ethanol. I really enjoy these, and am happy to see what I feel is an uptick in their general quality and consistency.

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
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