My ex-coworker Andrew and I used to say that if Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel came in a bottle that said anything but Jack Daniels on it, it would be the top selling Bourbon in the store.
In a blind taste test, I have fooled DOZENS of hardcore Bourbon drinkers into thinking the everyday bottle of Jack Single Barrel was Buffalo Trace or 1792/Barton.
You can pick out that it’s Jack once you know what it is, but blind I’d recommend doing a similar experiment with your friends. Tell them it’s a new Kentucky limited edition and THEY WILL BELIEVE YOU.
In any case, most stores are between $39 – $45 per bottle on the Jack Barrel. There’s a few at $35. But I think we’re the only store willing to go $29.99 and basically give it away.
I’m doing this not to dump product, but rather because I want people to expand their horizons and see how fantastic some of the Jack labels can be with an open mind (and a HOT price).
So grab one. Or two. Or six. You won’t be sorry. It never gets old.
It’s so rich and supple on the palate with lots of vanilla and sweet oak on the mid-palate and a decent kick at 47%.
For me personally, I need sweeter spirits to pair with cigars these days. Not sure how many of you smoke the stogies, but I’ve found that sweeter rums perform better than whiskies do as a pairing.
That being said, I think the Jack Single Barrel has the perfect sweetness level to go with the Arturo Fuente stick I’m planning to spark up later this week.