American Whiskey Reviews #69: Jack Daniel’s Heritage Barrel (2019 Release)
Distillery: Jack Daniel’s
Barrel No.: HB-20837
Color: 1.6, Mahogany/Henna Notes.
Nose (according to the wife): It starts with a lot of oak and a fresh coat of lacquer. There is a sweeter note of black sugar and molasses as well as a savory note in black pepper beef Jerry.
Palate: Mouthfeel is slightly oily. Warm peanuts are a dominate note along with some molasses. A dash of cinnamon comes along as well.
Finish: Most interesting finish I’ve had in a while. It starts with a peanut note that goes into lacquer and a bit of cherry. Fresh black pepper along with a spice mix (cloves, allspice, star anise, and dash of cinnamon). It ends with a note of rye bread. Very long and complex.
Conclusion: I’ve been pleasantly surprised with Jack Daniel’s single barrel releases and this Heritage Barrel from 2019 is no exception. The nose opens up with a very inviting note of wood lacquer and molasses. The palate is full of a warm, slightly sweet peanut and molasses. The finish is incredibly complex and delicious. The various spices in here are phenomenal and make you want more. Would I buy a bottle? Oh yes.
Final Score: 85.
American Whiskey Review #69, Bourbon Review #55, Whisky Network Review #321
- 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.