Jack Daniel Distillery has introduced Jack Daniel’s Twice Barreled Special Release Heritage Barrel Rye as the newest member of its Single Barrel Special Release collection.
This features Jack Daniel’s Tennessee rye whiskey aged in new American white oak barrels and then finished in high-toast heritage barrels.
Jack Daniel’s Twice Barreled Special Release Heritage Barrel Rye has a grain bill of 70% rye, 18% corn and 12% malted barley. It is charcoal mellowed before aging in new, handmade American white oak barrels for at least five years. It then finishes for more than two years in heavy-toast heritage barrels from the Jack Daniel Cooperage.
“Our lightly charred and heavily toasted heritage barrels showcase the expertise of our cooperage and elevate innovation through the barrel making process,” says Chris Fletcher, Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller. “Our unique barrel toasting process and rye grain bill work together to create an extraordinary rye whiskey that marries sweetness with spice. We couldn’t be more excited for our friends to enjoy this special twist on our original heritage barrel expression.”
The Special Release Heritage Barrel Rye Whiskey has an aroma of toasted oak, light spices and honey, the company reports. Flavors of oak and vanilla combine with notes of toasted rye bread and molasses on the palate, leading into a finish of graham cracker and brown sugar balanced by rye and barrel notes.
Jack Daniel’s Twice Barreled Special Release Heritage Barrel Rye, bottled at 100 proof, will be available nationwide in limited quantities beginning in August at a suggested retail price of $75 for a 700-ml. size.
This follows the launch of Jack Daniel’s & Coca-Cola Ready-to-Drink.