Tried two glasses over the holidays. It was interesting to experience it though. Generally, blend whiskies from multiple barrels and years to create consistency in color and flavor profiles among their products. Compared to the bold in-your-face edition, the single barrel version is much more balanced, and this is where the whiskey is at its best. I'm down near the bottom of the bottle, and it has mellowed out a bit from evaporation, but the flavor is still excellent. The heat is an exceptional for the 92-prood spirit.
One natural course for the Lynchburg distiller to follow was to tinker with their barrels, since Brown-Forman owns its own cooperage and can do pretty much whatever it wants in that department on demand. In fact, this is part of the definition of Tennessee sour mash whiskey. It was a hit with everyone. I'd stack this up next to a middle-aged 16 to 18 year old single malt from here in Scotland any day. Like, difficult to analyze because it's practically gone with the liquor short. A really bad glue-like after taste lingers, have tried a couple of sips but can not get to even drinking it.
The barrels are exposed to temperature fluctuations in the rick house, allowing the whiskey to mesh with new oak as it rises and descends in temperature. This odd mix of flavors is assertive, but not to the extent I would have expected for 130. While individual barrels will vary by taste, clearly effort was put forth in picking the best barrels available to offer to Jack fans. Nose: Carried by the alcohol but soft and gentle. By all means try a dram, because it really is good liquor, but don't waste your hard earned money on a full bottle of this. Chewy and rich, with dark chocolate, blackberry cobbler, allspice, cloves, and refined oak, it retains liveliness and verve.
You should try to buy some anyway. The following indicators should be taken as only a guide and not a set of hard and fast rules. It soon lost it's character and developed a taste like furniture polish, corn and oak but not much balance. Less sweet than the No. A small drop maybe a half teaspoon of clean water really is a must in this whiskey. When you wash your mouth with Single barrel.
Apparently it's normally £45 there. It's not easy making a whiskey like Single Barrel. If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can return your order to the warehouse for a full refund Bottles must be unopened, in the state you received them, and in the original packaging. Rich, but still clean and precise, with an appealing nuttiness. Not a big fan of Jack Daniels no 7, but this one is nicely executed. No other whiskeys out there taste anything quite like the resulting whiskey produced. This seems to be the industry standard of other producers of single barrel whiskeys who tend to price their single barrel offerings much higher than their batched counterparts.
Its is definetelly the shape of the bottle, the way it sits in the hand, the way you feel when you nose and drink straight from the bottle. Years later I approach whiskey in a much different way, typically enjoying neat and always seeking out new, quality experiences. Sadly its now an old dog, senile and a bit dribbly - there are stains on its bean bag and it smells weird. I have now currently 13 bottles in rotation I am not an alcoholic, btw, but rotation always consists of around 10 bottles, which I finish in a year , and this Jack is up there close to the top right now. The mash bill is created from the same combination of grains, mixed with spring water and dripped through 10 feet of charcoal. It lacks the syrupy sweetness typical of bourbon. Please wait a little more, and bottle the darker stuff.
To many others out there to try at that price. As the taste is consirned, this is way better then the white rabbit and regular, havent had the silver select yet, though. Actually I just emptied a bottle in a less then a month, which is weird for me, that good it was to me, It went down so easily over Hennessy, or chivas. A keeper bottle for cheaper stuff if you will. Distilled and put through the Lincoln County Process just like Old No. The palate has sweet flavors of sweet corn and wood char; adding water coaxes out toasted oak and brown sugar. I was eating at the Bourbon House in New Orleans with the family and we figured they knew their whiskey.
Just one out of every 100 barrels are set aside to mature in the highest reaches of our barrelhouses, where dramatic temperature changes cause the color and taste to deepen further. The coating of the glass, however, looks quite thick while dropping some normal legs. And also the bottle is the best outhere. This is probably a good representation of what Frankie was drinking in the 60's before they watered the original no. Additionally, single barrels may refrain from chill-filtering, leaving the whiskey at cask strength, resulting in a truer expression of the cask.