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Jack Daniel's Unaged Tennessee Rye

Not something you see everyday.  I bought this bottle at the distillery in March 2013.  The nose has lots of cereal and grain notes including the rye and the (all too) familiar white spirit notes as well.  The taste is very smooth with some sweetness, anise, mint and even at 40% abv a little alcohol.  Is there also some charcoal or is that the power of suggestion?  With water I also get a chocolate note.  The finish is clean and short with the herbal / vegetation note I often find in white spirit (and tequila) and some white pepper.  I am not wild about the white whiskey fad and as I am I not going to be mixing too many cocktails I decided to age this one myself and after finishing these tasting notes I  transferred the remaining contents of the bottle into my mini oak cask.  It will be interesting to see what a few months in there does for the color (it was crystal clear when it went in) and taste.

Additional Info

  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Type: Rye
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': No
  • In '101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die': Nope