Morning Report, Thursday, April 17th, 2014


Drink: A few years ago, Jeff Arnett, the Master Distiller at Jack Daniel’s, released a limited edition Unaged Tennessee Rye Whiskey before maturing the rest of the whiskey. After aging in brand new white oak barrels for two seasons, Jack Daniels invites you to taste what is now the limited edition Rested Tennessee Rye, a semi-aged, charcoal mellowed rye whiskey with hints of spice and vanilla. Available in limited quantities. 

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Review

Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey Our Rating: 80%

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey

Name: Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey

Bottled By: Jack Daniel’s Distillery

ABV: 35%

Proof: 70

Age: 4 Years

Notes: On the nose Jack Daniel’s is very sweet with a strong honey and maple syrup scent. The taste is a perfect mix of classic Jack flavors with smooth delicious honey. The finish is sweet and with lots of honey and vanilla. There is an after taste with this one that neither good nor bad but it is noticeable. This whiskey is exceptionally smooth. We tried this one neat and on the rocks and preferred it on the rocks. While we are not a huge fan of flavored whiskeys be found Tennessee Honey to be quite enjoyable.

Jack Daniel’s Black Review

Jack Daniel's Our Rating: 84%

Jack Daniel’s

Name: Jack Daniel’s Black

Bottled By: Jack Daniel’s Distillery

ABV: 40%

Proof: 80

Age: 4 Years

Notes: Jack Daniel’s Black has a nice sweet woodsy aroma. This one has a very smooth taste with lots of fruit, especially bananas, and some nice oak, caramel, and vanilla mixed in as well. The finish is long and sweet with bananas and smokey oak flavors. Jack Daniel’s is a great everyday whiskey that is widely available and has a significant fan base. We enjoyed this one on the rocks and mixed in our favorite cocktails but preferred it on the rocks.

History: Jack Daniel’s is a brand of sour mash Tennessee whiskey that is the highest selling American whiskey in the world. It is known for its square bottles and black label. It is produced in Lynchburg, Tennessee by the Jack Daniel Distillery, which has been owned by the Brown-Forman Corporation since 1956. Despite being the location of a major operational distillery, Jack Daniel’s home county of Moore is a dry county, so the product is not available for consumption at stores or restaurants within the county.

Although the product generally meets the regulatory criteria for classification as a straight bourbon, the company markets it simply as Tennessee whiskey rather than as Tennessee bourbon.