n: more floral and honey nose. Black cherry juice - follows standard JD profile.
t: softer and sweeter edge with less of the barrel oak char. Nothing improved beyond the standard Jack Daniels No7 other than a smoother profile, less alcohol burn/edge, and a bit more maple. It’s just the second filtering through maple charcoal that turns regular Jack into a Gentleman. [C/C+]
NOSE It smells like what it is, a slightly more refined Jack Daniel’s. The caramel and the vanilla come barreling out of the bottle and the glass is full of sugary dessert qualities. There is a hint of char, oak, a wisp of citrus and that JD spice help liven things up, but don’t really get the party started.
TASTE Without that oily char character it’s tasting much more like a traditional bourbon with caramel and vanilla sitting up front. A very palpable nuttiness runs through it with hints of pepper, brown sugar, maple, cinnamon and a light fruitiness to it.
FINISH Caramel corn dominates with notes of a sour vanilla that reminds me of vanilla yogurt that fades to oak.