Jack Daniel's Holiday Select 2011
Added on Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 at 02:27 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: N/A Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Tennessee
  ABV: 50.00 % Region: Jack Daniel's Holiday Select 2011
  Price: $49 Availability: Wide
100 proof holiday offering.
Member Ratings and Notes
Tim
 

N: An interesting mix of sweet corn notes and richer wood and black cherry notes. There's a slightly nutty tone - peanuts (actually, more satay than straight peanuts). A bit salty. Light toffee. Caramel fairly present. 

 

P: Distinctly woody - kind of young, bitter wood. Dry and somewhat salty - reminds me of potato chips or popcorn. Builds heat quickly. LIght toffee but more caramel. Some pepper and cinnamon. Light cherries and the faintest trace of vanilla ever. Mostly dominated by the wood note that is just kind of green and young. 

 

F: Leads with the peanut note and then the saltiness. Still quite warm on the finish. Black cherries early. A bit of slightly dry and bitter wood. Toffee and caramel dance around through the finish but never take prominence.

 

This is kind of a mess. I've encountered the peanut note on other BF whiskeys in the past and it hasn't worked for me. The salty note goes hand in hand with it and it doesn't have a solid counterbalance. The heat is out of balance and gets away from the whisky, and it doesn't pull together in any coherent way.  

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