Gentleman Jack

American Whisky Review #44: Gentleman Jack

Distillery: Jack Daniel’s

Region: Tennessee

ABV: 40%

Age: NAS

Color: 1.2, Chesnut/Oloroso Sherry.

Nose: This smells a bit of honey roasted peanuts along with some warm banana bread.

Palate: On the sweeter side of things but also very mellow at the same time. There’s not a whole lot going on here; a bit of caramel pops in and out along with some banana bread.

Finish: Longer than it really should be. It’s pure ethanol here.

Conclusion: I recently sent a care package to a friend of mine overseas containing various miniatures of Jack Daniel’s whiskey (guy loves his Jack) when I remembered I’ve had a miniature of Gentleman Jack sitting on my whiskey cabinet. I’d never had it and I’d just sent him one so I figured it was about time to crack this open. For the most part, it’s fairly inoffensive and drinkable. There’s a little bit of banana going on with a bit of sweetness, nothing too fancy. And then we get to the finish. It’s awful. It literally only tastes of ethanol and it lasts way longer than it should. If you look past the finish, it’s a perfectly “okay” whiskey though I doubt I’ll be buying any more anytime soon.

Final Score: 69.

American Whisky Review #44, Bourbon Review #31, Whisky Network Review #269

Scoring Legend:

  • 96-100: The perfect dram, nectar of the gods.
  • 90-95: Near perfect, there is something truly special about this whisky.
  • 85-89: Amazing, will always try to keep a bottle of this in my collection (if feasible).
  • 80-84: Very Good, maybe only one minor nitpick about the whisky keeping it here.
  • 75-79: Good, quite enjoyable to drink.
  • 70-74: Solid, wouldn’t go out of my way to get it.
  • 60-69: Meh, still drinkable.
  • Below 59: If you have a bottle of this, start cooking with it instead.

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