The Jack Daniels distillery produces straight charcoal matured whiskey. The Distillery is adamant that this is the reason why it is not a bourbon. The sour mash of the description is made up of corn, rye and barley. The Jack Danielís single barrel whiskey is filtered through sugar maple charcoal in wooden vats before the barrel maturing stage for no less than 2 years. The single barrel indicates the uniqueness of the whiskey because each barrel is slightly different in colour, nose and taste. Jack Danielís single cask whiskey has a rich colour; the nose is an exquisite floral aroma with mildly sweet and oaky taste with overtones of vanilla. Jack Danielís have been refining the process making of a fine whiskey for many years. A connoisseur of a fine whiskey or bourbon would note the slight difference of each whiskey barrel. Jack Danielís whiskey has a unique taste; this is attributable to being filtered through maple charcoal, although the storage floor of the barrel can have a slight bearing on the flavour of the whiskey. Single barrel Jack Danielís whiskey has to conform to many regulations with alcohol content no less than 40% and no more than 62.5% with the whiskey having to be matured in charred new barrels. The process of filtering the whiskey through charcoal is known as the Lincoln County process.
The description below of bourbon or a whiskey connoisseur sums up very well what Jack Danielís brings to the whiskey drinkers and connoisseurs market.
Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey, the world's first charcoal mellowed single barrel Tennessee Whiskey, allowing whiskey aficionados to sample the work of individual barrels, comparing the subtle differences imbued by each barrel's unique oak wood and aging experience. Every barrel of Jack Daniel's Single Barrel absorbs its own personality and character from its charred White American Oak barrel and its special location in the warehouse. The full flavourful character and dark amber colour of Jack Daniel's Single Barrel comes, in part, from aging the whiskey barrels in the upper floors of the warehouses where the spirit enjoys a more intense maturation. Though every bottle is charcoal mellowed and crafted by the Jack Daniel Distillery, each bottle of Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Tennessee Whisky yields a subtle taste difference and comes with its own neckband with its rick, barrel number and individual bottling date.
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