For the first time in its history, Jack Daniel’s has released a 100% malted barley grain bill, with the distillery’s new Jack Daniel’s Twice Barreled Special Release American Single Malt Finished in Oloroso Sherry Casks.
This limited-edition Special Release expression is American Single Malt Whiskey twice barreled, and bottled straight from sherry casks at between 106.1 and 107.8 proof.
Jack Daniel’s Twice Barreled Special Release American Single Malt begins with 100% malted barley that is ground, fermented and distilled in Lynchburg, TN. The whiskey passes through Jack Daniel’s traditional charcoal mellowing process, and then matures in new, charred American white oak barrels for at least four years. It then finishes for an additional two years in Spanish 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,” says 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.”
This whiskey has an aroma of soft oak, fruit and cocoa, the company reports. Flavors of caramel and vanilla are complemented by notes of chocolate-covered nuts and berries, with a sherry finish.
Jack Daniel’s Twice Barreled Special Release American Single Malt rolls out in limited quantities beginning in November at $70 for a 700-ml. size.
This follows the release earlier this year of Jack Daniel’s Bonded Tennessee Whiskey and Jack Daniel’s Triple Mash Blended Straight Whiskey.