This new bottling of Jack Daniel's goes back to the design of the early 1900s, with a green label and lots of old-tyme fonts. The liquid, though upped to 43% from the standard 40%, isn't meant to replicate 1900s Jack - it novelty is in the label design only.
The colour is a medium amber. On the nose there's a real burst of black liquorice, with thick malt, black pepper and a sour-beer note. Big oak. Slathered with vanilla. Thick caramel. Water brings out sourdough and pine needles. Typical Jack but amped up.
On the palate there is more caramel and vanilla, with the spices more in the background. Quite malty though. Oily mouthfeel - a bit oilier with water. Smoother and more subtle than you might expect, given the power of the nose.
The finish is long and developing from toffee to big spices and pencil shavings, and back to the black liquorice. Going by memory, this is pretty close to the usual 43% special editions of Jack I've had in the past (could be identical for all I know). Let's see how it compares with a 47% JDSB....