Jack Daniel’s may be known the world over for its Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey, but two new expressions from the iconic distillery are now available in the UK from good spirits retailers and online stores.
Jack Daniel’s Bonded and Jack Daniel’s Triple Mash, launching in the UK this autumn, are both ‘bottled-in-bond’ whiskeys: this set of regulations requires a whiskey to have been distilled at one distillery in a single distilling season, aged in a bonded warehouse for a minimum of four years, and bottled at a minimum of 100 proof (50% ABV).
The Jack Daniel’s Bottled-In-Bond uses the same mash bill as the classic Old No. 7 (80 per cent corn, 12 per cent malted barley and 8 per cent rye). However, the spirit has been taken from new oak barrels resting higher in the distillery’s warehouses, in which more wood extraction has taken place, leading to a bolder whiskey.
The Jack Daniel’s Triple Mash is a blend of three bottled-in-bond whiskeys: malt whiskey made with 100 per cent malted barley; Tennessee whiskey; and rye whiskey. The release is a milestone for Jack Daniel’s in terms of its liquid innovation, showcasing not only a novel blend of American whiskeys but also two relatively new spirits for the Lynchburg-based distillery in its 156-year history.
Whisky Magazine editor Bethany Whymark sat down with Chris Fletcher and Lexie Phillips, master distiller and assistant distiller at Jack Daniel’s, to learn more about these new releases.
Jack Daniel's Bonded and Jack Daniel's Triple Mash are available from good drinks retailers and online here.