Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey
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.
The Jack Daniel’s brand was established in 1875 in Lynchburg Tennessee, and began production with one expression, the Jack Daniel’s Black Label, which later came to be known as the Old No. 7.
Until 1988, the Jack Daniel’s inventory was banking solely on the Old No. 7, after which the company unveiled the Gentleman Jack, a double charcoal filtered version of the Old No. 7.
The Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey was released fairly recently in 2011, and has been very well received by the Jack Daniel’s faithful, also allowing the brand to entice new consumers. It has been said that the Tennessee Honey drink contains 20% of the Old No. 7 whiskey, and the rest is honey liqueur.
The Old No. 7, which is the base of the Tennessee Honey expression is prepared using the patented Lincoln Country Process. Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 is prepared with a predominantly corn based mash that also has a higher rye content as compared to most Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskies.
The Jack Daniel’s mash is made up of 80% Corn, 12% Barley and 8% Rye, mixing these grains with water, followed by adding yeast to the mixture to begin the process of fermentation.
The fermentation lasts for six days followed by a one-time-only distillation through custom made copper stills, and the obtained spirit is measured at an alcohol percentage of 140 US Proof. This spirit is then filtered through charcoal pellets obtained by burning sugar maple wood over a period of 3 to 5 days after which the resulting whiskey is ready for maturation.
Jack Daniel’s prefer to mature their whiskey in charred American White oak barrels for a period that is unspecified because Jack Daniel’s prefer to taste and determine whether the whiskey is ready to be bottled. That’s how Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7, the base for Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, is prepared. This is a unique practice since whiskey makers prefer to age their whiskies for a specific period of time, stamping that age on the bottle as a mark of its superior quality.
The Tennessee Honey carries a 70 US Proof (35% ABV) alcohol strength, lower than the 80 US Proof strength of the Old No. 7.
Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey has not won any major awards owing to its ineligibility at whisky tasting competitions, although the brand was the first flavored whisky brands to hit the one million sales mark in 2014.
Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey Tasting Notes
Typical smoky Jack Daniel’s aroma, with hints of sweet honey and vanilla
Medium, well-rounded finish.
Palate Smooth, sweet, and creamy with traces of oakiness, vanilla and honey, of course.
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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.
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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.
Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7
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.
Jack Daniels Whiskey
Jack Daniel’s is the largest selling American whiskey brand in the world. Although it meets all the specified standards to be labelled a straight Bourbon whiskey, the company chooses to refer to their product as ‘Tennessee whiskey’. Jack Daniel’s whiskeys undergo a special filtration procedure called the Lincoln Country Process, which enables Jack Daniel’s to classify their product as ‘Tennessee whiskey’.
Jack Daniels Single Barrel
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.
Jack Daniels Tennessee Fire
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.
Jack Daniels Tennessee Rye American Whiskey
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.
Jack Daniels 1907 Whiskey
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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