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I bought this for my son-in-law’s Christmas present, and upon asking him what he wanted to drink he immediately replied “we’d better open this then !”
My first Tennessee whiskey (yes, whisky with the ‘e’) and #27 of my journey. I must say, I was pleasantly surprised.
A really smooth whiskey. I’m not sure that it is that ‘rare as it states on the label, I have seen it in most supermarkets!
This was introduced in 1988 and was the first new whiskey from the Jack Daniel Distillery in more than 100 years. Gentleman Jack is charcoal-mellowed twice, before and after the ageing process, resulting in a cleaner, more refined end product – well that’s what they say ! I haven’t tried the standard JD – may have done years ago, but it would have been with ice and coke most likely.
The nose is very sweet, honey and vanilla, burnt brown sugar and charcoal. Similar on the palate, very smooth and syrupy, a little fruit too. Finish is short and sweet, a little charcoal and spice.