A whiskey that needs little introduction, but we’re going to try anyway.
Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 is one of the most famous whiskey bottlings of any variety, in the world. For many people around the world, this is THE Tennessee whiskey (not to be unfair to Dickel, who make some lovely stuff).
What has set Jack Daniel’s apart from its competitors is a practice known as the Lincoln County Process, whereby the spirit is filtered through sugar maple charcoal before being barrelled. This purifies, sweetens and adds a smoky tang to the spirit.
Made with a mashbill of 80% corn, 12% rye and 8% malted barley, this is sweet and spicy corn-forward whiskey. Jack Daniel’s is soft and creamy, with a lovely buttery corn note, lots of charcoal, toasted nuts, cereal and bright oak flavours.
This is of course, a classic pairing for cola, but is actually surprisingly complex if given time and patient drinking.
Beloved by film stars and singers throughout its history (most notably Frank Sinatra, who now has his own bottling), Jack Daniel’s is a crucial part of any whiskey drinker’s education.
Each bottling comes in the iconic square bottle with old-timey label.