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Jack Daniel's Single Barrel

Maple Syrup

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

6th Jul 2013


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Allow me to finish up my line-up of Americans with a single barrel from Jack Daniel’s. This barrel was bottled on 9th July 2012 at 45% ABV (or 90 proof). It sticks to the glass.

The honeysweet nose shows quite some grain, sweet corn and oak. A truckload of toffee and a hint of toasted oak. Then brown sugar and sweet cherries follow. A touch of spearmint. Maple syrup. This is better than expected.

It is nicely creamy and round with an immediate attack of sweet grains and toffee. Then the rye makes for a nice spicy kick. Aniseed, even. Hints of leather and liquorice. Maraschino cherries and tobacco. This is actually quite complex.

The medium long finish on maple syrup suddently shows a hint of citrus. Surprising and less drying than I feared.

I am not a big fan of Jack, but this one gets it right. Rich and intense.

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bourbondrinker commented

I had tried it in a restaurant quite a while ago and gave it a 75...From what you are saying I need to revaluate.

10 years ago 0

zanzog commented

Mr Mark, I agree with your review...for the most part. I think this is a good whisky, but my score will be 86, 87 max. I think the nose is just good (not very good) and the palate is slightly less complex than you describe it. The finish is oaky, but not very long. And finally I tried this in the summertime, early afternoon in New Orleans after I had a turtle soup...and it did OK

8 years ago 0

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