Jack Daniel's launches its first American single malt whiskey

Jack Daniel's launches its first American single malt whiskey

The limited-edition 2022 special release features a new 100 per cent malted barley grain bill – the first whiskey of its kind from Lynchburg

News | 10 Nov 2022

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For the first time in its long history, the Jack Daniel Distillery has announced the introduction of a single malt whiskey.

Jack Daniel’s Twice Barreled Special Release American Single Malt began with 100 per cent malted barley that is ground, fermented and distilled in at the distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee. The whiskey was then passed through Jack Daniel’s traditional charcoal mellowing process and matured in new, charred American white oak barrels for at least four years. It was then finished for an additional two years in oloroso sherry casks from the Antonio Paez Lobato Cooperage before bottling at cask proof.

“Our Special Release series highlights our ongoing innovations and exceptional whiskeys from the Jack Daniel Distillery, and I’m excited to share this expression as our team set out to craft an American Single Malt that’s uniquely Jack Daniel’s,” said Chris Fletcher, Jack Daniel’s master distiller. “The combination of maturing in oak barrels and finishing in sherry casks produces incredible complexity and provides a full-bodied and sophisticated whiskey experience. We’ve never crafted a whiskey like this in Lynchburg and can’t wait to share it with our friends.”

Tasting notes supplied by Jack Daniel's say the Special Release American Single Malt Whiskey has an aroma of soft oak, fruit and cocoa and flavours of caramel, vanilla and chocolate-covered nuts and berries, with a subtle sherry finish.

Jack Daniel’s Twice Barreled Special Release American Single Malt is available nationwide in the US in limited quantities from November, priced at US$70 for a 700ml bottle.

The American single malt release follows two other additions to the Jack Daniel's portfolio this year: its Bonded and Triple Mash whiskeys. Discover more about the Jack Daniel's Bonded and Jack Daniel's Triple Mash in our interview with master distiller Chris Fletcher and assistant distiller Lexie Phillips.
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