This single barrel is 19-04135, from rick R-16 and was bottled on June 18 2019.
The colour is a dark amber. On the nose we have massive layers of oak, featuring dark chocolate, nougat and cinnamon, as well as usual suspects in JD (black liquorice, malt and pepper). Wisps of wood smoke. Terrific nose, though water only seems to lessen the experience.
On the palate the wood continues to dominate, though the cinnamon and pepper relax a bit. More caramel and vanilla. Unlike its effect on the nose, water amps things up with more oiliness and bigger spices. Like the Legacy Edition, the palate has less oomph than the nose, but is no less complex.
The finish is long with more dark chocolate, bovril, brine and just a hint of vanilla. The saltiness is odd - not a note I usually get with Jack - but it works just fine. Compared with the JD Legacy Edition, it's oakier, fuller bodied, oilier and overall a much richer experience. Now for our final Tennessean, which I suspect is from a different distillery altogether...