Whisky is and has always been the most fascinating hard liquor for all. The characters it carries, the taste it imparts, the essence it leaves and the aftereffects it causes are all to die for. While this amazing spirit was gifted to us by the excellent distillers of Ireland and Scotland, today whisky is produced all over the world by thousands of micro and macro distilleries.
How is it made? : Well, whiskies are produced by the fermentation and distillation of mashed grains which are later aged in Oak barrels to give it a distinct colour, texture and flavour. A normal whisky is proven to be 40% ABV or more.
What’s different with JD’s new edition? While a whisky alcoholic content is made to be on a higher level, Jack Daniel’s new Single Barrel 2021 release’s proof ranges from 137.4 to a whopping 148.3
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Jack Daniel’s – YOUR NIGHT, YOUR MOVE!
Jack Daniel’s is a brand that needs no introduction, the name is enough to feel the essence of their rich and classy whisky. Talking about the legacy this brand has created dates back to 1875. 146 straight years of serving the best alcohol to the world with increasing the variety and taste every day, this is what makes a business, a brand!
Jack Daniel’s is a Tennessee whisky that is produced in the Tennessee region of the United States. Jack Daniel’s produce their exclusive range of whiskies in their special Jack Daniel Distillery which undergoes several steps to give you a perfect bottle of classy whisky.
A company that has been expertise in the whisky-making process has many interesting projects in their pipeline and one of them is already here to blow our minds!
Jack Daniel’s Coy Hill High Proof – Sip it slow!
Warning: “Due to the high barrel strength, the bottle should remain upright at all times”
Jack Daniel’s have always been that daring brand that introduces new flavours and textures to their products. But this time, this is something else! A bottle of whisky with a warning sign? Strange but new.
The Coy Hill release is aged on the top ricks of the oldest barrel houses on Coy Hill, the highest hill on the Jack Daniel Distillery property in Lynchburg, Tennessee. The recipe for the iconic Jack Daniel’s new whisky remains the same with 80% corn, 12% malted barley and 8% rye grain bill. What makes the batch different is its ageing process. The 53-gallon barrels are aged for a long time of 9 years and the perfect mellow is received.
“We started sampling different lots in those warehouses a few years ago, finding a handful of barrels above 150 proof, that was a surprise. I’m not sure we could recreate it if we tried. We didn’t do anything different with the barrels. It was just Mother Nature.”
“ We’re focused on continuing to do these special releases, or releases with a very specific approach”.Master Distiller Chris Fletcher and Assistant Distiller Lexie Phillips
The taste of this dark spirit resembles a lot of coffee. On taking the first sip you get a hint of cinnamon, caramel and cherry. A lot more flavours like spices and smokiness join in at the middle of the sip but the end seems to be warming and gentle.
The Gentleman Jack Mint Julep – A Special Jack Daniel’s Cocktail!
- 1 cup fresh mint leaves
- 250ml (1 cup) water
- 100g (1/2 cup) caster sugar
- 310ml (1 ¼ cups) Gentleman Jack whiskey
- Ice cubes, to serve
Place half the mint in a heatproof bowl. Stir the water and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Pour over the mint. Set aside for 1 hour to infuse. Cover with plastic wrap. Place in the fridge for 4 hours to chill. Remove and discard the mint. Stir in the whiskey. Cover and place in the fridge for a further 4 hours to chill. Divide remaining mint among glasses. Top with ice. Stir in the whiskey mixture.