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Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack

Jack Daniel's Winter Jack
Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack

Tasting Date: 2021-04-18

Region: American Whiskey

Type: Flavoured Tennessee Whiskey

Age Statement: NAS

Size: 750ml

ABV: 15% ABV

Cask Type: New American white oak barrels

Distiller: Jack Daniel’s Distillery

Location: 133 Lynchburg Hwy, Lynchburg, Tennessee, USA

Bottler: Jack Daniel’s Distillery

Purchase Location: Borrowed a bottle from a fan

Purchase Date: Unknown (Winter 2021)

Cost: Free (Currently $27.35 including GST & Deposit regular price)

Tasting Notes From The Jack Daniel’s Website:

Winter Jack is best served warm. Once heated, it has an inviting aroma of warm apple cider, orange peel, cinnamon, clove and Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey. The taste is reminiscent of apple pie complemented with Tennessee Whiskey and seasonal spices, with a finish of toasted oak and vanilla.

Colour: Apple juice yellow

TransparentSmoke Review: I can not believe that this product even exists. Seriously just pour 10oz (300ml) of regular Jack Daniel’s into a pitcher and add 16oz (500ml) of apple cider and you have the same product for less than half the price. What kills me on the ingredients list is that apple juice is listed last. So that means there is less actual apple juice in this than caramel colouring. WTF!

Also listed in the ingredients is neutral spirits. That means they are adding raw alcohol to bring the ABV back up to a wopping 15%. So again why would you? With my recipe above you get 15% alcohol from pure Jack Daniels.

I’m glad I borrowed this bottle instead of buying it. There is no real surprise here, it tastes like it says it should: apple cider and Jack Daniel’s. I tried Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack neat and warmed like they said I should. The smell of apple cider just popped when I heated it, but at the same time I could then taste the raw ethanol. I don’t recommend you buy this, instead go make your own for half the price.

I spent some time looking and I can’t figure out the date code on this bottle. The lack of a requirement for a readable expiry or bottling date makes me think that’s why apple juice is the last ingredient. This stuff probably will never go bad. Well not any worse than it is right now anyways.

Our Score: 43/100

Bottles on Hand:

Jack Daniel's Winter Jack - Bottle back
Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack – Bottle back
Jack Daniel's Winter jack - Sale
Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack – Sale tag April 18th 2021