Jack Daniels Master Distiller Series Limited Edition N°1: In case you are not aware, there is a reason Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey’s have numbers, i.e. N°1 – 7. In the history of Jack Daniels, there have only ever been 7 master distillers. Hence the current N°7. However, what Jack Daniels have now done is release batches from the original master distillers. No.1 is that of legendary master distiller himself Jack Daniels and there are definitely some distinct notes. On the nose: you’ll get a very rich and intense aroma of american oak, followed by spices and vanilla. Followed by some caramel, marzipan and a very faint hint of pears. On the palate: that intense fresh oak hits you, followed by sweet honey. You’ll notice the spices will start to appear along with the marzipan but these flavours emerge gently. The finish: is very, very smooth with a slight tingle and a bit of charred oak.
The verdict: This N°1 Jack Daniels in the Master Distiller Series is absolutely stunning. Loads of flavour and depth and the great thing about it, is just how versatile it is. I tried this bourbon in a few different ways. Mixed with Cola, Lemonade, Red Bull and even used it to make an “Old Fashion” cocktail and it tasted superb every time – complementing those mixers/cocktails. But what’s truly great, is how it can be enjoyed on the rocks.
Jack Daniels Master Distiller Series N°1 Bourbon Whiskey can be found at The Whisky Shop for approximately £30