Jack Daniel's Angelo Lucchesi Edition
Added on Sunday, Jul 1, 2012 at 03:35 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: N/A Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Tennessee
  ABV: 45.00 % Region: Tennessee
  Price: $35 Availability: Specialty Stores
Bottled at historic 90 proof in honor of JD salesman Angelo Lucchesi.
Member Ratings and Notes
Tim
 
N: A decent balance of sweet corn notes and moderate wood influence; a little white pepper adds some spice. Faint notes of black cherry are fairly closely intermingled with hints of vegetal new-make sourness. Slight notes of toffee are also close with faintly charred notes that bring a barbecue to mind.
 
P: The mix of sweetness from the corn and toffee note shas the slight sourness of new make to cut it intensity. There's some slowly buidlign heat to it. There's a bit of grainy presence to it and even traces of the erthiness that I find in green label - but it's quite faint. Later on black cherries waft around.

F: Black cherries lead the way and toffee and vanilla are right behind. Sweet corn notes with vegetal corn husks continue behind it. There's a bit of wood influence. The finish is reasonably lasting and become slightly bitter (more root vegetables than wood). 
 
This has a little more dimension than the standard #7 we have today, but it's not such a slam dunk improvement that I'd say peopl should start agitating for the proof to be raised to 90 again by virtue of a vastly better product. 
 
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