Each month we select a Whiskey of the Month and feature it on our site for the entire month. We select this based on votes from you, amount of times viewed on our site, amount of times searched, etc. It remains on our site for one month and is then eligible to be chosen as our Whiskey of the Year.
The last whiskey we reviewed is one that we’ve really been enjoying lately on these fall nights. It’s a versatile whiskey that is readily available. It is with great pleasure that I announce Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel as our October 2014 Whiskey of the Month. Please see our full review below.
Name: Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel
Notes: On the nose Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel has a smoky brown sugar and honey aroma. At first sip, I was greeted with a dry oak flavor with some slight notes of citrus, vanilla, sea salt, and sweet corn. The finish is rather long with lots of alcohol and a slight burn with notes of vanilla, corn, leather, and almonds. I enjoyed Jack Daniel’s single barrel. It has a very noticeable dry taste and I know a lot of folks that don’t like it because of that. There are some great flavors with this one but there is a strong alcohol taste that I didn’t enjoy all that much. I feel it took away from the other flavors a bit too much but I was able to mellow it a bit by adding a splash of water. Overall, this is a good whiskey and one that I would recommend to a friend. I tried Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel neat and with a splash and adding the splash mellowed the alcohol taste slightly and allowed me to focus more on the other flavors. Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel is available for around $50 a bottle a most places.