Price Point: $20 – $30 for 750 ML
Distiller: Jack Daniel Distillery
What kind of whiskey will most people order at a bar? Jack Daniel’s. What does the “Jack” in “Jack and Coke” stand for? Jack Daniel’s. What is arguably the most popular and well known whiskey brand in the world? Jack Daniel’s.
Everybody knows this whiskey. It’s popular for a reason. It’s flavorful, affordable, and overall cool to drink.
The particular bottle that I am drinking for my review is very special to me. It happens to be the bottle that my brother-in-law brought to toast before my bachelor party. What started as a shot of Jack became a night I’ll never forget.
Jack Daniel’s nose isn’t quite representative of its taste. It has a sweet scent, with a touch of cherries.
The taste of Jack Daniel’s is just as well known as its name. It has a trademark sweet/smoky taste; not a smoke like the peatiness of an Islay Scotch, but an actual smoke.
The finish is sweet and will linger for a little while.
Rating & Recommendations
Jack Daniel’s is a good whiskey, but certainly doesn’t live up to the hype. I rate this iconic brand a 70 out of 100.
The great thing about Jack Daniel’s is it can be drunk in a number of different ways. It’s certainly flavorful enough to drink neat or on ice, but it’s just as good with a traditional mixer like Coke or ginger ale.
Jack Daniel’s is a special brand to me because of the experiences I have had with it. Because of its popularity, I’m sure I’m not the only one who holds this whiskey in such a high regard.