Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select
Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel release debuted in 1997, and played a huge role in bringing ultra-premium whiskey to the masses. Peruse the top shelf of your favorite watering hole or fine establishment and you will find Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel. Not just for your everyday whiskey snort, collectors quickly grab up theses reasonably priced bottles as well.
Jack Daniel’s says only 1 out of 100 barrels of JD go into the Single Barrel program.
Dozens of expressions await your every sense from each one of these beauties, as they are all somewhat different, as you will notice. There is also a marked improvement over standard grade black label Jack Daniel’s. This Jack Daniel’s doesn’t sneak up on you…At 94 proof It’s sharp at first…but some time and it will show you why only 1 out of a 100 barrels are lucky enough to be called”single Barrel.”
Jack was sold at 90 proof until 1987 and has been diluted twice since then, down to the current 80 proof.
Reviewer: Rick L Tasting Notes:
The nose offers rich toffee and caramel notes touched with cinnamon, really amazing depth here, with just a touch of charcoal to add some smokiness. The body pumps things up further, layering on notes of orange peel, cloves, and gentle dusty lumber notes. The ultimate impact isn’t exactly complex, but it is well balanced and features a wealth of happily integrated flavors. The finish is moderately long and soothing, blending sweet and spice together in a wholly satisfying way that ultimately shows, hell, this is why so many people love Jack Daniel’s.
Reviewed: Rick L-14, Barrel M-5425, Bottled 9-23-14. 94 proof.
A- / $45 / jackdaniels.com
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Jack Daniels says only 1 out of 100 barrels of JD go into the Single Barrel program.