Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7

After drinking whisky for almost six years I guess it is time I came around to taste Jack Daniel’s! It seems “everyone” has tasted Jack Daniel’s. Now I can say the same 😉

I did the tasting notes while I watched an Arsenal match at a pub, maybe not the best environment for tasting… Anyway, Arsenal won the game and I found Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 to be quite drinkable even though I am not a huge fan of bourbon! This is what they say about Old No. 7:

Mellowed drop by drop through 10-feet of sugar maple charcoal, then matured in handcrafted barrels of our own making. And our Tennessee Whiskey doesn’t follow a calendar. It’s only ready when our tasters say it is. We judge it by the way it looks. By its aroma. And of course, by the way it tastes. It’s how Jack Daniel himself did it over a century ago. And how we still do it today.

Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee whiskey is available in Norway at NOK 399,90.

Very smooth and sweet on the nose. The bourbon notes are obvious. There is overripe bananas, burnt caramel and synthetic candy. Quite bitter on the palate with orange peel. Burnt caramel and white pepper. The finish is sweet and “dusty”. Sugar syrup and black pepper. It is definitely not complex.

My score: nose 17 / palate 17 / finish 17 / balance 17 = 68

Even though the score is not high, I would not mind drinking it again, actually!

– Tone

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