Jack Daniel's Gentleman Jack70cl / 40%
- Tennessee Whiskey
- Dried Fruit
Jack Daniel's Gentleman Jack Reviews
Producer's Tasting Notes
Nose: Lighter oak and drier on the nose than Old No.7. Vanilla, brown sugar, maple and apple.
Palate: Sweet vanilla, stone fruits and apple.
Finish: Subtle oak that develops into a smooth finish of fruit with maple and floral honey.
178 Customer Reviews
I occasionally have a JD and always drink it with a mixer as I don''t find it very smooth. I got a bottle of Single Barrel JD at Chrimbo which can definitely be drank on it''s own. This sits somewhere between the two. I can drink it on it''s own but there''s a lot better out there. With cola it''s excellent, nice and sweet with three distinct phases and a bit of oomph. Put it on your wish list, it''s worth a try
great stuff, fine on its own, hated it with regular coke, but with vanilla coke its fantastic, the vanilla somehow brings the oak into the foreground
Excellent taste and soft finish, easy to drink on it''s own.
@Lorenz -- You are correct. I got the wrong impression and was thinking that Gentleman Jack is filtered twice BEFORE going into the barrel, rather than once before and once after. So apologies on that front. Still, we are in disagreement about the quality of the whiskey in question. I like Gentleman Jack and consider it to be a very big step up from the Old No. 7. Whatever the distillery is doing to create a better product than Old No. 7, I have to endorse. It is not like there isn''t plenty of aged, unfiltered American whiskey to choose from. There is room enough for one particular brand to be different.
@MoreTears charcoal filtering is also done to aged whiskey. this is what differentiate Gentleman Jack from Old no.7. Old no.7 is filtered once before going into barrels. Gentleman Jack is filtered twice, first time before going into barrels and the second time after ageing which makes it mediocre in my opinion. Oh dear... you have spent 20 mins watching JD clip on You Tube yet missed the important bit...
@Lorenz -- No, Bourbon is absolutely not Tennessee Whiskey, but the matter of whether Tennessee Whiskey is Bourbon is at least debatable (though I am not going to get into that right now). Why I am writing now is to correct another wrong impression you have. The charcoal filtering is not done to the aged whiskey, but to the fresh liquid made from the mixing of water and grain BEFORE the liquid is put into barrels for aging. I recommend -- to you and anybody else -- watching a 20.5-minute video on YouTube about how Jack Daniel''s whiskey is made. Just Google "YouTube Jack Daniel Manufacturing Process Jimmy Bedford." Both informative and entertaining.
Bourbon is Tennessee Whiskey and Tennessee Whiskey is Bourbon. It is all the same. Anyway, I prefer Old No 7. I think the whole idea of filtering aged whiskey through charcoal is wrong. Why keep spirit for 4.5 years in a barrel just to remove all those beatiful flavours later on through filtering? If I fancied pure spirit I would buy Vodka. JD get your act together! If you want you can come up with great products such as Silver Select or Single Barrel, otherwise you churn crap from your refinery, sorry, distillery.
Gentleman Jack is rather sweet and less flavoursome than the other black label Jack. But I don''t understand why Gentleman Jack as a single barrell whiskey is bottled at 80 proof? What us going on in whiskey industry? More water less whiskey!
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 **** :)