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Jack Daniel's 150th Anniversary

JD X 2 - Part II

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@talexanderReview by @talexander

12th Nov 2016


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This bottling commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Jack Daniel Distillery. Besides being bottled at 43% (instead of the usual 40%) I don't know if there is anything different in the production of this, from the standard Old No. 7.

The colour is a reddish medium gold. On the nose there is toasted oak, light caramel, wood smoke and apricots. Water just tames everything - don't add. Lighter and fruitier than you might expect.

The oak is more dominant on the palate, with more spices and a sour maltiness. Buttery. Thinner with water - again, try to avoid that. Very nice.

The finish is long with more smoke, huge oak and beef stock. This is a subtler version of JD (and much subtler than the Single Barrel I just tasted) and so worth picking up. Not better or worse than Old No. 7, just a slight variation.

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RianC commented

Just seen this on sale at £15 - worth a punt?

about one year ago 0

talexander commented

@RianC That depends if you like JD or not. If you don't, don't bother, it will still have the same general flavour profile. If you do, then yes it's worth it.

about one year ago 0

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