Jasper Newton Daniel, more commonly known as Jack, is the man, the legend who is also the face of the brand
The brand becomes better known when in 1904, the Old No. 7 takes a gold medal at the World’s Fair in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1988 double-mellowed Gentleman Jack is revealed to the American market.
Jack Daniel’s introduces its first flavored expression, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey in 2011. Followed up in 2015 when Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire is introduced. These new blends are popular with the younger, trendy drinker. The Tennessee Honey is a really smooth drink, with that natural sweet taste.
Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Rye draws its wonderful flavor from a unique 70% rye grain bill, 18% corn and 12% malted barley. The first new mash recipe since 1866, this alone was history being made.
I have to admit to being an old stick in the mud, the Old Number 7 is still the one I prefer. Depending on where I am drinking it and who with, defines on how I drink it. Out on a bit of a mission, then it;s usually a double, mixed with a dash of coke and no ice. If it’s just a casual drink, one or 2 then I often have it neat with just 1 piece of ice.
I’m not quite sure how I ended up like this, I had finished my litre bottle a few months back. I had a spare in the cupboard which is a 70cl. Then as a birthday add on, I was given a 50cl.
This is a lovely smooth drink, made to savour. The light, amber colour ideal neat or can be taken with a mixer. The taste is a mix of caramel, mint and dark, ripe apples. Tempted ? Well go on treat yourself.
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