Jack Daniel’s Twice Barreled Heritage Rye 100 Proof 2023 release

The last Jack heritage barrel release was one of my ALL TIME favorite whiskies. If I ever see that blue label I jump on it. This year’s heritage barrel release is a twice barreled rye whisky at 100 proof and I’m happy to say it meets if not exceeds the high bar set by the first heritage barrel release. A unique “reverse” barrel that’s HAVILY toasted, but then LIGHTLY charred, it imparts in the finishing process a balance of toast, fruit, and pillowy soft cinnamon inflected oak that I’ve simply never tasted in another whiskey release. Woodford Double Oaked has the beginnings of it, but this Jack Heritage Rye takes it all the way.