| Jack Daniel's Unaged Tennessee Rye - 750ml|
Jack Danielís Unaged Rye Whiskey (40% / 80 proof) is an absolute game changer. Not only is Jack Danielís offering a spirit that is unaged, itís also veering off the path from its legendary Tennessee Whiskey recipe and adding rye grain to the mix. The new Jack Danielís Unaged Rye has a considerable amount of rye in it, with a mashbill consisting of 70 percent rye, 18 percent corn and 12 percent malted barley. The significance of this can not be understated: this is the first new mashbill from Jack Danielís in over 100 years.
The nose on Jack Danielís 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 thereís 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. Thereís a natural progression from the midpalate to the finish where the flavors ease out and linger with slight dryness that is pleasing but doesnít halt the enjoyment of the whiskeyís flavor. The mouthfeel of Jack Danielís 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.
Jack Danielís Unaged Tennessee Rye is Jeff Arnettís exploration into the intriguing flavor drawn from premium rye. It's the first time since before Prohibition the Jack Daniel Distillery has used a new grain recipe. Rye has always been part of the Jack Danielís Old No. 7 grain bill but it has never been the lead grain until now. Although this unaged rye is not a mature whiskey, it offers a spicy, surprisingly sweet flavor. Whiskey enthusiasts and those who aspire to be ďmaster tastersĒ are sure to appreciate its raw nature. Itís a chance to taste the unaged spirit as our master tasters do, appreciating what the grain adds to the whiskey before the spirit draws its flavor from the barrel.
Jack Danielís Unaged Rye is an extremely significant and exciting release. Jack Danielís has gotten almost everything right with their spirit, except the price. Either way, we feel that itís the game changing move that the unaged whiskey category needed and will transform it from something people are buzzing about to something people are actually drinking
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