Gentleman Jack American Whisky
Gentleman Jack is an American Tennessee Whiskey from the house of Jack Daniel’s, one of the world’s biggest and bestselling American whiskey brands. Released in 1988, it has risen tremendously in terms of popularity in recent times.
It is one of the few variety expressions offered by the Jack Daniel’s brand, and uses the Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 as the fingerprint whiskey before undergoing a double charcoal mellowing process that offers it the distinct smoothness.
The history of Jack Daniel’s begins in the county of Moore, city of Lynchburg, Tennessee in the year 1866, although some dispute exists regarding the official year of establishment with some claiming the Jack Daniel’s brand wasn’t established until 1875.
Founder Jack Daniel established the brand after he spent his early years at the family farm of his mentor, Dan Call and learned the art and techniques of whisky making from Nearest Green, an enslaved man who worked at the Call farm.
Over the years, Jack Daniel and Nearest Green continued to distill whisky at the Jack Daniel’s Distillery as the company began using the now iconic square shaped bottles in 1897. By 1904, the Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 whiskey had begun to attain some popularity as it won the Gold medal at the World’s Fair in St. Louis, Missouri.
After Jack Daniel passed away due to a freak injury that would eventually take his life, his beloved nephew Lem Motlow, whom he had taken under his wing and had put in charge of bookkeeping at the distillery was put in charge of the business. Motlow would go on to head the business for the next 40 years, guiding the company through Prohibition and the Second World War.
After Motlow’s passing, he passed the reins of the company to his five children in 1947, as the company eventually underwent another change in ownership after it was acquired by the Brown-Forman Corporation in 1956.
Jack Daniel’s successfully transformed itself from a brand of whiskey to a cultural icon in the United States of America, and now occupies an important space in the country’s history. The Old No. 7 is Jack Daniel’s oldest and most popular drink, although the company has released other special and limited edition bottlings from time to time. Master Distiller Jimmy Bedford is credited with creating the Gentleman Jack.
Other Jack Daniel’s whiskeys are Gentleman Jack, Single Barrel Collection, and ; liqueurs such as Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey and limited edition releases such as Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select.
The Gentleman Jack is prepared in the same way as the Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 beginning with a mash that is made up of 80% Corn, 12% Barley and 8% Rye. The mash is fermented, distilled and then prepared for charcoal filtration which is known as the Lincoln Country Process.
The unique charcoal filtration process that Jack Daniel’s whiskies undergo involved burning a stack of sugar maple pallets are sprayed with raw Jack Daniel’s whiskey and set ablaze. The resulting charcoal pellets are then stacked up in a large drum, as the distilled spirit is then slowly dripped through the pellets over a period of 3-5 days.
The process of preparing the Jack Daniel’s Old No.7 stops here, although what sets the Gentleman Jack apart from other Jack Daniel’s bottlings is that it undergoes this process twice. Once before it is filled into a barrel, and once after the maturation process is completed.
This makes the Gentleman Jack an exceptionally smooth, and mellow. It was first released by the brand in 1988, and was one of the first other releases from the house of Jack Daniel’s.
Gentleman Jack carries an alcohol strength of 40% ABV/80 US Proof, the standard limit for American Bourbon whiskies as specified by law although Jack Daniel’s whiskies are classified as a Tennessee Whiskey.
Gentleman Jack has not won any major awards at whisky tasting competitions.
19th December 2016http://www.jackdaniels.com/en-us/whiskey/gentleman-jack
Gentleman Jack American Whisky Tasting Notes
Vanilla, caramel character. Clean & soft.
Balanced oak flavour with notes of caramel & vanilla.
Warm & short
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Jack Daniel's Old No.7
Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey is known for its smooth, sweet and mild palate that opens with flavors of caramel, complemented by hints of spice, nuts and a touch of smoke. This distinctive flavor is owed to a charcoal mellowing process through ten feet of sugar maple charcoal. This whiskey has a quick, sweet finish with notes of oak, spice, caramel, walnuts and white pepper. Enjoy Jack Daniel’s on its own, on the rocks, or mixed with soda for a classic Jack and Cola.
Jack Daniel's Gentleman Jack
Inspired by the original gentleman distiller and our founder, Gentleman Jack undergoes a second charcoal mellowing to achieve exceptional smoothness. Its balanced flavor is perfect for celebrating life’s extraordinary occasions, plus all the moments along the way.
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Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey is a whiskey liqueur, a mixture of the brand’s iconic Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey, and honey, producing a slightly sweet drink with undertones of spiciness. It is one of the two flavored liqueurs from the Jack Daniel’s inventory, the other being Tennessee Fire.
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One of the world’s most popular whiskey brands, and America’s highest selling whiskey brands, Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 is a highly coveted drink that has captured the attention of many whiskey lovers all over the world. Categorized as a Tennessee Whiskey instead of a Bourbon Whiskey owing to its unique, and patented Lincoln Country Process, the Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 is the company’s standard and flagship expression, and serves as the base for many of their other expressions such as the double charcoal filtered Gentleman Jack, honey liqueur Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, and Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, a cinnamon liqueur.
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Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel is an American Tennessee Whiskey from the house of Jack Daniel’s, one of the world’s largest producers of American whiskey, and holders of the title of the world’s bestselling American whiskey. Introduced in 1997, the Single Barrel series of Tennessee Whiskeys from Jack Daniel’s also include Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Rye, Single Barrel-Barrel Proof and Single Barrel 100 Proof.
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Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire is a Tennessee whiskey cinnamon liqueur from the house of Jack Daniel’s, the world’s largest producers of American whiskey, and one of the world’s bestselling whiskey brands. The Tennessee Fire, along with the Tennessee Honey are two of the newest, and the most interesting introductions to the Jack Daniel’s range, and the brand’s first entry into the liqueur segment. Both flavors of the liqueur have been appreciated and well-received by whiskey lovers.
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Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye is a straight Rye whiskey from Jack Daniel’s, makers of the world’s largest selling American whiskey brand. This is a no-age-statement release from Jack Daniel’s, with an exceptionally Rye-heavy mash bill. The Tennessee Rye expression was released recently in 2017, expanding the Jack Daniel’s range beyond the regular Old No. 7 and other iterations for the first time since Prohibition.
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Jack Daniel's 1907 Tennessee Whiskey is charcoal mellowed and matured in the cooler areas of the barrel warehouse and bottled at 37% alcohol. Because the whiskey does not work its way as deeply into the barrel wood it has a light, slightly sweet taste profile. Jack Daniel's entrusted his famous distillery to his nephew, Lem Motlow in 1907. Lem soon introduced a white-labelled, lighter version of Jack’s Whiskey. Jack Daniel's proudly continue this tradition with Jack Daniel's 1907.
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