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Review: Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select

Posted by Arctic Wolf on September 5, 2018

Jack Daniel’s is produced in Lynchburg, Tennessee, by the Jack Daniel Distillery (currently owned by the Brown-Forman Corporation). The flagship brand Jack Daniels Old No. 7 is produced in much the same manner as bourbon, from a corn heavy mash and aged in new charred white oak barrels. However, the Jack Daniel’s distillery has always resisted the use of the bourbon classification, and instead prefers to label their spirit as Tennessee Sour Mash Whiskey. In the advertising and upon their website, the company highlights the fact that Jack Daniels Whiskey undergoes a filtering process (not typically used by bourbon producers) known as the The Lincoln County Process. This Process involves filtering the whiskey through a column of charcoal (or steeping the whiskey in charcoal chips) to remove unwanted flavours and contaminants prior to cask aging. The Jack Daniel’s Distillery produces its own charcoal pellets for the Lincoln County Process from sugar maple timbers. These charcoal pellets are packed into 10-foot (3.0 m) vats, where they are used to remove the impurities from the distilled Jack Daniel’s whiskey.

Each bottle of Jack Daniels Single Barrel Select is drawn from a single barrel of whisky with the barrel number marked upon the label. The company does not offer an age statement but apparently only the whiskey from only one in a hundred barrels is deemed to have the suitable characteristics for the brand.

Here is a link to my review:

Review: Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select

“… As the big cedar notes at the front give way, the dram becomes more nuanced. There is still a touch of sharpness warning me that the whiskey is going to have a bit of a kick …”

Please enjoy my review which concludes with a new cocktail suggestion, the Tempest.

Chimo!

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