It's an improvement on No.7, however still a little harsh to be enjoyed on it's own. It would mix well, although I don't like to dilute. It's worth a try for sure if you like JD, but if you do i'd get a bottle of single barrel...that stuff's the **** :)
- Dark Squirrel, 2nd January
As a scotsman who likes bourbon(including tennessee whiskey,which aint proper bourbon)
Have to admit i love this,worth it over old no.7 though?
Is it the water of life?
Most certainley not.
- Capital Tartan, 20th Dec '13
As a reply to a previous comment. single barrel is pulled from only ONE barrel and not a mixture of several barrels. The difference is not just that it got a better place in the barrel house.
- EJ- Texas, USA, 24th Jul '13
Best I have ever tasted
- Patrick J, 19th May '13
This is a superb Tennessee whisky and definitely feels a little smoother and a little less "rough" than No 7.The bottle is part of the experience - quite a mature, sensible size and shape and makes for slow, mellow drinking whereas ordinary Jack has the old rocker temptation to down in a shot glass. Gentleman just feels different.
- Evan, Hampstead, 5th Mar '13
Oli, bourbon can come from anywhere in the USA - there is no more specific geographical requirement than that.
- TWE Admin, 18th Jan '13
Just for those who are a little confused as to why it's not called a Bourbon; Bourbon technically has to come from Bourbon county in the state of Kentucky whilst this is brewed in Tennessee. It meets all other requirements for a Bourbon but (officially) cannot be one because it doesn't meet all criteria. Besides, the makers at JD are proud of their heritage so wouldn't want to name it as such anyway.
- Oli, 17th Jan '13
nice but not what i was expecting. Strong Tobacco (whitch has put me off) and spice smells. not to be mixed as best served as a spinping wiskey.
- Ade Bristol UK, 29th Oct '12
The best whiskey i've tasted, very smooth and full of flavour. Thanks shell ;)
- pingu, 3rd Sep '12
I agree with the freezer part! Man it's some good stuff and u know what I'm enjoying a glass right now I've cold the best part is my glass will warm up by the time I'm half way done ( large glass :) and ya it's gonna be a wild ride baby!!!!!
- Nmtmev, 27th Jul '12
i realy enjoyed this, Ive had No7 and single barrel. but this is the better of the 3 in my eyes (single barrel is still a nice drink), this is more a enjoy with friends sort of drink. nice solo, over ice or coke,slice of lemone with ice(nice).
- kris.., 11th Jul '12
I prefer single malts to blended whiskey hence Gentleman Jack will not feature on my wish list. For the same price you could buy young expressions of Glenfiddich, Glenlivet and even Highland Park which is great!
- Stan Herb, Colorado, 23rd Apr '12
@ Avram: This is NOT a Scotch Whisky. It's far closer to Bourbon (although, for whatever reason, isn't called a Bourbon), hence the sweeter flavour.
That being said, I bought a bottle a few days ago, and have been enjoying it. Far supreme to No. 7. Promised myself Single Barrel next, so we'll see how they measure up to one another.
- anonymous, 18th Apr '12
Got a bottle for my 40th birthday, and wasn't over joyed........ Until I tasted it.
Complex, interesting and defiantly in my top 5. Can't believe I've not taken JD seriously as a whiskey before.
Obviously had JD and coke lots, but this has opened my eyes, highly recommend.
- Marc Hairsine , 19th Mar '12
Its sweetness overshadows other flavours or maybe there aren't any…Sure it is smooth but I got bored with it rather quickly. I would like a whisky to let me discover its secrets to the final drop. You know this one after first sip and it simply feels like revisiting same place with each glass.
- anonymous, 20th Feb '12
It is a drinkable product but I would like to point out that it is surprisingly sweet for a Scotch whiskey. I will taste it again later
- Avram Katzurin, 17th Feb '12
I really enjoy this with Coke, a lemon slice. You cannot go wrong with a Gentleman, and Jack!
- anonymous, 9th Jan '12
I am no Scotch expert but my friend's very rich father put me through a blind scotch tasting that I really enjoyed with some bottles that were upwards of $500 dollars down to some cheap stuff to keep me honest. When it was all said and done, I had blindly selected Gentlemen Jack as my favorite. Haha. Go figure...
- Nate, 20th Dec '11
this stuff is beautiful! I love Old No.7 but this has a smoother taste, with extra flavour. I need to try Single Barrel Select to compare the 3!
- TS, 16th Nov '11
for people who claim to know a bit about wiskey some comments on here surpries me. the only difference between Gentleman Jack and NO'7 is Gentleman goes through 20feet of charcoal and NO'7 only 10.
Single Barrel is NO'7 it just got a better spot in the barrel house.