Jack Daniel’s Rye Single Barrel at Cask Strength

Single Barrel Pick

Let’s explore the Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Proof Rye, a robust and high-proof expression that celebrates the early craftsmanship of the Jack Daniel Distillery. Here are some details and tasting notes:

Proof:

The Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Proof Rye is bottled straight from the barrel and uncut at full proof. This pick was 132.6 proof… smoothness at every sip.

Grain Bill:

This rye whiskey has a grain bill of 70% rye, 18% corn, and 12% malted barley. It’s a bold and spicy combination that draws distinct flavors from the barrel.

Charcoal Mellowing:

Before aging, this rye whiskey undergoes the signature Jack Daniel’s process of charcoal mellowing, ensuring a smooth and refined character.

Tasting Notes

Robust Rye Character:

Expect a robust, cask-strength rye profile. The nose has that rye spice on the nose with the sweetness that you would expect from Jack Daniels. The palate showcases the spicy nature of rye with some soft caramel notes and smooth viscosity on the finish. Letting it open up for 5-10 minutes it the glass only makes it better.

Barrel Influence:

The whiskey draws distinct flavors from the oak barrel—think charred wood, vanilla, and caramel.

Smooth Finish:

Surprisingly, despite its high proof. This is what makes picking a single barrel specifically for the Cellars at the Mansion a unique and exciting opportunity. This Jack Daniels Barrel Proof Rye maintains a smooth finish that lingers on the palate and leaves you wanting more.

In summary, this rye whiskey pays homage to a time when American whiskey was often high in rye content and offered at barrel strength. While at the distillery sampling barrels for this selection the abidance of sitting in the barrel house with the assistant master distiller, Lexi, you couldn’t help but feel the nostalgia of something Jack Daniels himself would be proud to drink. The flavor profile of this rye whiskey at proof will make you a fan of bold, unapologetic flavors… this one is worth exploring. Remember, every sip tells a story of craftsmanship and tradition. Cheers!