Pappy Van Winkle 20
Incredibly old for a bourbon, this bottling of Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve was aged for 20 years and retains a beautiful sweetness, a perfect digestif bourbon.
Nose: Stewed fruits on the nose, sweet spices, oiliness, white chocolate, walnut.
Palate: Rich, soft and sweet oak with custard. The mouthfeel is like silk, and Preston Van Winkle likens this to a classic Cognac, and we reckon he’s onto something. The maturity, smooth/oily feel of this on the tongue, coupled with musty fruitiness sum up what we love about a decent XO, this is sublime.
Finish: Good length, with hints of honeycomb, peppery spices and prune.
Brown spirit madness - Toronto Tim
Jack Daniels ~ American Whiskey
Sorry, folks, Jack Daniels is not bourbon, it is a sour mash whiskey and only that, nothing more but, in and of itself..... great1
11th November 2014
Jack is 'Tennessee Whiskey' due to the Lincoln County Process - better known as mellowing, which filters out the impurities in the 'high wine' mix. it is this process... and this alone... that doesn't make it bourbon. It meets regulatory requirements for bourbon, however.... the difference is the down proofing between Kentucky Bourbon and Tennesee Whiskey.
25th October 2014
I only have 3 bottles, tried one - AMAZING ! The world has gone mad on Scotch and Bourbon. Prices up 10 x MSP ! ! Oaky but just like old cognac's "rancio" - it takes time to like it. Acquired taste I take. It grows on you like and old Speysider.
18th July 2014
Sounds more like how they want to market themselves then whether they are or are not bourbon according to the definition.
28th January 2014
Jack Daniels is NOT a bourbon ---> http://www.jackdaniels.com/faqs
16th January 2014
What is the legal definition of bourbon: The Federal definition of "Bourbon" -- see http://www.ttb.gov/spirits/bam/chapte... -- is, word-for-word, as follows:
"Whisky produced in the US at not exceeding 80% alcohol by volume (160 proof) from a fermented mash of not less than 51percent corn and stored at not less than 62.5% alcohol by volume (125 proof) in charred new oak containers."
It says nothing about the size of oak container. It says nothing about length of time the whisky must age. And it says nothing about the geographic location of the still, or bottling plant, OTHER THAN it must be within the United States.
2nd December 2013
Get some Old Crow, George Dickel, or Old Grandad and by the third drink it does not matter what that hell is in you glass anymore!
1st December 2013
Not worth the pricetag
51% or more corn... Jack Daniels is a bourbon
28th November 2013
I have two bottles of the 20. It's smooth and creamy, as you'd expect a good wheated to be, but seriously guys, not worth the inflated pricetag - save yourself £150 and get a bottle of Weller 12 instead, It's almost as good.
17th November 2013
Jack Daniels is not a bourbon though .