Insider knowledge: Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey is named whiskey by virtue of the fact it's from America. If distilled in Scotland the spelling would be Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whisky, as opposed to whiskey.
The nose is quite light and smooth with plenty of sweetness. There are hints of dry spice and oily nuts, a touch of smoke. The palate is quite smooth and soft with notes of banana milkshake, a mixed nut note, a touch of caramel with crème anglaise. The finish is quite sweet with a little cereal sweetness and toasty oak.
There is a lot of maize infusion, somewhat depriving the taste. Then maize changes into sweetness and vanilla aromas. The texture is however mellow, with good body.
Try Gentleman's Jack which thanks to the double charcoal filtration is more fruity in the nose and doesn't have this maize smell.
Ah, Jack, What can I say? Well it's colour is lovely, it's nose is fine, but oh, lordy, the taste is quite sublime, over ice is best, nicely warming on the way down, but comfortingly so, all in all, a very accomplished whiskey
For me ist Jack Daniels the best Whisky. Point ! lg, Daniel ;-)
This is personally the best whiskey I've ever tasted. The beautiful colour and the taste just overwhelms me its that good, I must say its quite a treat over ice.
This is a great drop. Must NOT be mixed and to be enjoyed straight.
The bourbon Drink is amazing, Drink it with Coke :) But its not a whisky, Its a bourbon, Real whiskeys are made in scotland, My country :)
Jack Daniels is definately not a bourbon. It's a Tennessee Whiskey. Similar but different, due to the charcoal maple filtering process which bourbons do not have.
NB. Real whiskeys are made in Ireland
Jack Daniels is a Tennesee Whiskey but a mass produced one, Try George Dickel, much smoother and richer without the sickly sweetness. And to the whole "Real Whiskey" B.S. Remarks, get a grip you don't have to hate one too enjoy another, I love Irish Whiskeys, and Scotch Whiskys, not all but most. Just think of Bourbon & Tennesee Whiskeys as relatives to those previously mentioned spirits.
like gold hitting the tummy
How anybody can favour this over the sophistication of a Scotish single malt is beyond me! Complete and utter rubbish!
Just as an interesting FYI, I dont think anyone outside US says 'Scotch' anymore. Here in England, we don't use the term in this context (despite what Wikipedia says).
No real character, no depth, just a medicinal, generic whisky taste and then a finish of banana skins. Very nice with coke, which explains its popularity, but this is a whisky for the night clubs, not for a whisky fan.
Nothing against Bourbon, just JD. Also nothing against mass-market whiskies, I love Black Label as a everyday drinker.
Hope this help someone to avoid buying just because of the big name.
let's just put this simple: if you respect yourself and want to get flavor, complexity and quality from your whiskey (or just one of the 3...) you just don't buy this stuff.
JD is for the people who haven't got a clue what they are drinking.
Jack Daniel's does not contain any artificial colouring which may surprise people. All the colour comes from new oak casks which are very effective at giving a whisky colour, furthermore it is illegal to add colouring to American whiskeys.
There is nothing subtle about JD's. It's sweet and has a pungent glue nose, on the palate it's mostly the caramel and banana. I don't see the point of drowning it in even more sugar (i.e. JD + Coke), but at least the superglue smell is diluted that way. I don't want to know what this stuff would taste like without the charcoal filtering they're so proud of.
There are American whiskeys cheaper and better than this.
It tastes good, for sure there are better and the name is very famous, but, its not bad at all. I fear the whiskey snob brigade are threatened by it's success, no??
But we love it!
I give this tennesse whiskey a perfect score because it deserves one. It's not extremely complex, but its absolutely delicious and for the price I always have a bottle on standby. Its hard to accept that even though you see some shirtless dude in the back of a pickup drinking straight from the bottle this is a quality spirit. Things this popular dont get so for no reason. open your mind
Definitely not a whiskey to celebrate something special, nor is it a whiskey to sip when you're looking for a nice new drink. It's bland, and nothing exciting. But if you've never had it, give it a try. Jack is unfortunately such a well known brand, when I think it falls short of better wiskeys in that price range.
I was surprised at just how different this was to the Speyside and Islay drams I'd been enjoying of late. I'm sure that if you acquire the taste for it, it's probably fine but on first tasting I found it overpowering and sickly. To me, it tasted like it was made to be a mixer with cola, as it already had some of the caramel qualities.
Very distinct flavour, my favorite whiskey.