Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7

So much history with this brand, it’s almost impossible to summarize in a short review, so let’s stick to the basics. This is a non-age stated Tennessee Whiskey which undergoes the Lincoln County process (new make dripped through charred sugar maple) then aged a minimum of 4 years, and bottled at 80 proof. It’s arguably the most valuable whiskey brand in the world. The nose is soft woodsy oak, banana runts, and brown sugar. The palate is light oak, slightly sweet, slightly spicy. Jack is great as a premium everyday drinker as it’s not going to overhelm your palate (if you drink a reasonable amount) but it also just tastes good. Smooth and flavorful at the same time. All things being equal, a Jack Daniel’s on the rocks, whether it be a friend’s open bar wedding, random hotel in Europe, or high rise in Asia is a little familiar piece of American liquid history that’s still going strong today. You can’t go wrong.