We do things a little differently around here – and that’s what gives Jack Daniel’s its distinctive character. We Charcoal Mellow our whiskey drop by drop, then let it age in our own handcrafted barrels. And we don’t follow a calendar. Our Tennessee Sippin’ Whiskey is ready only when our tasters say it is. We use our senses, just like Jack Daniel himself did. In fact, more than a century later, our Tennessee Whiskey is still judged the same way. By the way it looks. By the way it smells. And of course, by the way it tastes.
The nose on Jack Daniel’s Unaged Rye is sweet and fruity with raspberry, rye grain, dried cherry, and honey. The nose is extremely aromatic without any harshness or vapors. Some unaged spirits have a sharp and wild character to the nose, but there’s none of that here. The entry follows the nose with some soft and slightly sweet fruit notes including the dried cherry which then quickly dissipate into the shaper rye grain flavor. In the mid palate the fruit notes become undertones to the rye, which is slightly sharp but balances well with the sweet undertone. This sharpness reads as a slight spice but without any burn. All of the pieces are extremely well integrated in the midpalate. There’s a natural progression from the midpalate to the finish where the flavors ease out and linger with slight dryness that is pleasing but doesn’t halt the enjoyment of the whiskey’s flavor. The mouthfeel of Jack Daniel’s Unaged Rye is also superb, slightly soft at the start but not overly heavy. As with the flavor, the mouthfeel transitions to being much more crisp and dry, finishing superbly.