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Jack Daniels Single Barrel Rye

Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Rye
Jack Daniels Single Barrel Rye

Tasting Date: 2021-04-04

Region: American Whisky

Type: Rye – 70% Rye, 18% Corn, 12% Malted Barley

Age Statement: NAS (maybe 4 years)

Size: 750ml

ABV: 47% ABV

Cask Type: New charred American oak

Distiller: Jack Daniel’s

Location: Lynchburg, Tennessee

Bottler: Jack Daniel’s

Purchase Location: Liquor Gallery 13030 50 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Purchase Date: December 2020 (opened December 2020)

Cost: $59.99 including GST & Deposit

Tasting Notes From The Jack Daniel’s Website:

Complex flavors of ripe fruit mingle with light toasted oak notes to create a taste rich with spice and a pleasant lingering finish

Colour: Red amber

TransparentSmoke Review: My bottle information on the neck says it is from barrel number 18-7225, rick number L-4, and bottled on 2018-10-05. This is a beautiful looking dram, I really like the red amber colour. But I instantly got confused by the nose. I can’t pull anything out specifically, as the spice keeps kicking my ass. Ultimately I keep getting a corn smell, which is weird and unexpected for a Rye.

At 47% the kick is supposed to be there but it really just makes this a really slow sipper. I read around the internet thinking that I must be the only person that didn’t like this as much as was expected and what I learned is two fold:

  1. Lots of people didn’t love it, you just have to search for them
  2. There is a huge variation in bottles, and “to be fairrrr” I will need to give this one a second chance down the road with another bottle.

Our Score: 58/100

Bottles on Hand:

Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Rye - Bottle back
Jack Daniels Single Barrel Rye – Bottle back