Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Barrel Proof Rye Whiskey is the newest member of the Jack Daniel Distillery Single Barrel Collection, the Lynchburg, TN-based Jack Daniel Distillery announced today.
With a grain bill of 70% rye, 18% corn and 12% malted barley, Jack Daniel’s Rye Whiskey is charcoal mellowed before aging in new, handmade American white oak barrels. Only specially selected barrels aged at the highest reaches of barrelhouses and producing whiskey with deeper colors and flavors are selected for the Single Barrel Collection, which also includes Single Barrel Select, Single Barrel Barrel Proof and Single Barrel Rye whiskeys.
“The combination of our unique rye grain bill and barrel house locations make for a special rye whiskey that perfectly balances bold and smooth,” said Chris Fletcher, Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller. “We’ve offered our rye whiskey at barrel strength through special limited releases in the past, and the responses from the whiskey community have been overwhelmingly positive. Now we’re excited to have our Barrel Proof Rye as a permanent part of our whiskey offerings to give even more of our friends a chance to try this special expression.”
Jack Daniel’s Barrel Proof Rye, bottled straight from the barrel and offered at proof points ranging between 125 and 145, has a complex aroma of rich caramel and toasted subtle fruit, the company says. It’s available in 750-ml. bottles across the U.S. for a suggested retail price of $59.99.