This reveiw was prompted by a request from one of our followers and is long overdue. Jack Daniels is arguably the world's most well known and widely consumed whiskeys. Gentleman Jack is their next tier offering. I found this whiskey to be simple, with not much complexity to entertain the senses. Its nose has some interesting elements, and it is easy to drink, but it finishes quites short with little to remember.
JACK DANIEL'S GENTLEMAN JACK TENNESSEE WHISKY VITAL STATS:
Category: Tennessee Whiskey
Region: Lynchburg, TN, USA
Distillery: Jack Daniel Distillery
Mash Bill: 88% corn, 8% rye, 12% malted barley
Barrel Char: #3
Barrel entry proof: unpublished
ABV: 40% (80 Proof)
Price: $26.95 USD in Idaho (sale price)
*Jack Daniels products are filtered through 10 feet of compacted sugar maple charcoal as it comes out of the still, before the liquid is put into barrels. Known as the Lincoln County process, the charcoal filtering has a mellowing effect on the alcohol. After aging, juice destined to become Gentleman Jack is given a second charcoal filtration before bottling. Additional filtering purifies and decreases oakiness, further mellowing and sweetening the whiskey.
Learn more at https://www.jackdaniels.com/
For the evaluation, I shared the juice neat from Glencairn glasses with my daughter and fellow WhiskySuggest reviewer Hannah009.
Check out her review for this whiskey elsewhere on the app!
When first brought to the nose, I get aromas of faint fingernail polish and a sweet potpourri of light red berry nectar, possiblely marachino cherries and hints of banana. Spices of powdered ginger and white pepper are also faint and gave a certain yeastiness. I sense an overwhelming sweetness of light vanilla custard, circus peanuts and sweet hard candy. Yet this is is a fresh and simple whiskey.
The first sip gives my mouth and throat a surprising but highly subdued burn as the juice gives way to a warm perfume of light fruit potpourri and an herbal aftertaste. I had to check the ABV! The marachino cherry and banana fruits sensed on the nose now come through on the palate and compliment spices of cinnamon and cloves. The sweetness sensed on the nose is also lessened yet the vanilla custard mixes with kraft caramels and simple syrup. There are also hints of bittet walnut, light oak, and the smokey sweetness of toasted wood.
Balance, Body, Feel and Look:
Gentleman Jack is a simple balance of aromas and flavors with not much going on. The nose is sweeter than the palate and the juice is gentle, mellow and smooth. In the Glencairn, a curtain of thin liquid falls into the lightly colored russet pool, leaving a long lasting crown of clinging droplets.
This Tennessee whiskey finishes short and offers a little light fruit warmth. It is quite simple and leaves an herbal and clovey but dry aftertaste. Any woodiness has been mellowed away and is quite light and I find it hard to define as either oaky or mapley.