About Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Tennessee Rye Whiskey
Born on September 5, 1850, Jasper Newton “Jack” Daniel was the youngest of ten children. His parents were of Scottish and Irish descent. In 1864 Jack learned the art of whiskey making from the preacher and an enslaved man named Nathan “Nearest” Green. Nearest eventually became Jack Daniel Distillery’s head distiller. Daniel’s distillery —founded in Lynchburg, Tennessee in 1866— was the first registered distillery in the country (at the time, distilleries were required to register with the federal government, and the Jack Daniel Distillery was given Registered Distillery Number 1). Today, Jack Daniel Distillery is one of the most distinguished and recognizable names in the spirits industry.
Jack Daniel Distillery Single Barrel Rye Whiskey is crafted from a batch of 70% rye, 18% corn and 12% malted barley (this mashbill is the first new mashbill used at the Jack Daniel Distillery Distillery in over a century). Once the ingredients have been mashed, they are fermented with a proprietary strain of yeast and iron-free cave spring water. Following fermentation, the wash is distilled and the resulting whiskey is then charcoal mellowed through 10 feet of sugar maple. This filtering process, known as the Lincoln County Process, earns the whiskey the title of “Tennessee Whiskey” and imparts a signature, sweet yet smoky flavor profile.
Once the whiskey has been charcoal filtered, it is matured for several years in toasted and charred new American White Oak barrels stored in the uppermost locations at the Jack Daniel Distillery warehouses. The higher the barrels are positioned, the hotter the temperature, and therefore the more opportunity the whiskey has to interact with the oak.
Bottled at 94 proof, Jack Daniel Distillery Single Barrel Rye Whiskey has an aroma of apples, plums and ripe fruit mingled with charred oak. Notes of butterscotch and caramel on the palate give way to a pleasant, peppery spice, which fades on the finish to reveal notes of vanilla bean and fresh maple.
In its first year, only 8,000 cases of Jack Daniel Distillery Single Barrel Rye Whiskey will be released worldwide.
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As American as the bald eagle, rye whiskey was first brewed in the American Northeast in the 1600s. Even George Washington distilled it after leaving the Oval Office, so there’s no way of denying its origin.
It’s distinguished from bourbon for its original and unique spicy notes.
By law, rye whiskey must be made from at least 51% rye grain, aged in new and charred oak barrels for at least two years, and bottled at no more than 62,5% ABV.
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