Gravestone with a pewter label affixed to the top. Also has a plastic twist cap.
Ballpark mustard and chemical adhesive before sharp paint. Nosing around the astringent chemical reveals fresh oak and that classic jack daniels candy shop nose. Roasted hazelnuts reveal themselves along with fruity gum, hay and freshly cut flowers.
Forward on the tip of the palate sits that generous profile of juicy fruit gum and as the drink slides back, it showcases the wood, toffee, caramel and vanilla. There is fruitiness to the taste, like a bit of a banana starburst, artificial fruitiness. creamy and corn but not as thick as the other jd profiles. Foamy candies and a smidge of cola. A bit of perfume on the palate before fading into a spicy short finish.
This is a standard product of jack daniels, meant to fill in a market. Myself included, a lot of people can be turned off of by the big bold flavours of bourbon, so this lighter, more friendly version is for the lighter palates. On the opposite of the spectrum, jack’s single barrel collection will blow your head off.
Overall score: 82
Its just too light. This gets lost in the second glass.