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Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Barrel Proof

Crystallized brown sugar and banana

5 693

@casualtortureReview by @casualtorture

23rd May 2018

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  • Nose
    24
  • Taste
    24
  • Finish
    23
  • Balance
    22
  • Overall
    93

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I picked this up at the distillery somewhat recently. Really fun tour if you're ever in Lynchburg (if you're in Lynchburg it's for JD because there is nothing else there.) We did a tasting as well and sampled the Gold no. 27, Sinatra Select, and SB rye. Fun times. I really enjoy the presentation of this whiskey. Lovely bottle that reminds me of a classy yet wild west saloon.

Rick: L34 Bottle: 18-1753 Bottle date: 3.12.18

Bottle has been opened for about a month and is 90% full. Sample is neat and I prefer it this way so this review will not include water added. It is 130.6 proof so I just take smaller sips.

Nose: A lot going on and I won't pretend to nail down everything. A big hit of pecan pie with the pecans covered in crystallized burnt brown sugar. Lovely. Then a big whiff of banana bread. Definitely some honey, tart cherry, dark chocolate. Tobacco and leather to round things off. (I always get leather from JD. Even the plain no. 7). Wow, great nose. Rich, deep.

Palate: A freight train of big flavours with pecans acting as the locomotive, followed by banana, cherries, brown sugar, caramel and finally honey in the caboose role.

Finish: Peanut butter! After swallowing, peanut butter and chocolate stick in your mouth for minutes.

Overall: Darn good stuff. I've never been a JD fan, don't even care for the 47% single barrel. But this is a whole other level. As far as balance goes, there isn't really anything "light" or "fruity." It's a deep, rich, heavy whiskey.

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6 comments

@OdysseusUnbound
OdysseusUnbound commented

Thanks for the review. Sounds like a terrific whiskey. Like you, I’ve looked at the 94 Proof Single Barrel and gone “nah, pass” many times. I’d definitely take the plunge on a JD Barrel Proof though. And I do have a soft spot for Old No.7

12 months ago 1Who liked this?

@RianC
RianC commented

Very nice review, thanks! I quite like the SB (@45% in UK) but it's not stellar. This sounds like where it's at for sure.

12 months ago 1Who liked this?

@archivist
archivist commented

Very nice review! I'm not much of a fan of Jack either, but this bottle/review sounds like a step above and very much liked the flavors described - will need to give it a try if I get the opportunity. If anything, I do want to add the distillery to my "bucket" list.

4 months ago 0

@Victor
Victor commented

@archivist, @casualtorture is right. JD SB Barrel Proof is on a whole different level from all other Jacks. I highly recommend it. I bought and split a bottle with @Nock in trepidation because it was Jack Daniels, but it has been a lovely surprise. This one is for intensity buffs, it has to be emphasized.

4 months ago 1Who liked this?

@archivist
archivist commented

@Victor thanks - good to know you enjoy this whiskey! @casualtorture 's review has made me very curious - It's around $50 for a bottle here which seems steep for Jack (to me), but I recognize this isn't just any Jack...might need to just take the plunge, or perhaps split the bottle with a buddy as you did with@Nock. I like intensity from time to time, so not sure I could finish the whole bottle...no, what am I saying?! wink

4 months ago 1Who liked this?

@Victor
Victor commented

@archivist, yes, I reviewed JDSBBP 2.5 years ago, long before this Connosr crowd discovered this one for themselves and decided that they liked it.

connosr.com/jack-daniels-sb-barrel-proof-w…

This one is the ONLY Jack Daniel's of which I have even shared in the purchase of a 750 ml bottle.

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