I’ve never much cared for Jack Daniels. Though to be fair for years I had only ever tried the No.7 for which they are best known and to me that is just a bad whiskey, I know some people love it but I just don’t like its flavour profile.
I have been avoiding reviewing any JD on here for that reason and also because of they old “is JD a bourbon” debate.
Now I really don’t know the answer to that it seems to me that it meets all the requirements of a bourbon but whether it actually is one I’ll leave up to the experts to debate.
The problem is, I didn’t want to have to create a new category just for Jack Daniels reviews so I’ve stuck this in bourbon, please don’t hunt me down JD is not bourbon crew!
Anyway, my girlfriend brought a bottle of Jack Daniels Master Distillers 3 back from the airport so here is my review:
Distiller: Jack Daniels
Mashbill: Not known
Smokey oak, banana chips, alcohol. Not great.
You get that Jack Daniels familiar banana flavour, some oak, cinnamon, hazelnuts and pepper. The palate is a big improvement on the nose.
Slightly spicy and woody, doesn’t go away though I want it to.
I don’t want to be too harsh on it, it’s definitely better than Jack Daniel’s Old No.7 but it’s just not very balanced or refined in any way and I just don’t like it very much.
When you drink a whiskey that you want to be over mid finish you know it’s a bad one.
For me, it’s one I’ll be keeping to drink with a mixer.