Jack Daniel’s Heritage Barrel (2019 Release)

American Whiskey Reviews #69: Jack Daniel’s Heritage Barrel (2019 Release)

Distillery: Jack Daniel’s

Region: Tennessee

ABV: 50%

Age: NAS.

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

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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