Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Rye

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This post continues our series of blog posts about Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye. As the Rye has matured, we’ve gone from Unaged to Rested and now on to Single Barrel. In 2016 Jack Daniel’s released the Single Barrel Rye, a 94 proof Tennessee Rye Whiskey. Depending on where you acquired it, it may or may not have come with a box. The front of the box is adorned with:

“Jack Daniel’s
Uniquely Crafted / Handmade Barrels
Single Barrel Rye
Tennessee Rye Whiskey”

The side of the box reads:

“Single Barrel Rye
Hand Selected
Jack Daniel Distillery
Lynchburg, Tenn.”

Towards the top of the rear box, the same graphic that adorns the front is found, below that you find:

“Single Barrel Tennessee Rye Whiskey draws its wonderful flavor from a unique 70% rye grain bill, matured to perfection in our handmade oak barrels, positioned in the upper reached of our barrelhouses. Bottled at 94$, this is a big bold rye that does not overpower. Complex flavors of ripe fruit mingle with light toasted oak notes, allowing the rye grain to shine through, creating a taste rich with spice and a pleasant lingering finish. Enjoy this Single Barrel Rye neat, on the rocks, or in classic rye cocktails.”

Inside the box you will find a bottled in the current Single Barrel form. The label reads the same as the front of the box (listed above) with the additional text:

“47% ALC/VOL 750ML
LYNCHBURG TENN.
MASTER DISTILLED”

Our bottle was bottled 2/25/2016 from barrel no. 16-1397, Rick No. L-4.

Single Barrel Rye can be found on store shelves for $50 (1/13/2019).

Release: 2016
Proof: 94
Size: 750ml
Price: $49.95

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Following up the December 2012 release of the Unaged Rye, in April 2014 Jack Daniel’s released their Rested Tennessee Rye. This bottle was the second in what has become 3 releases of their Rye product. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye is Master Distiller Jeff Arnett’s attempt at a new mash bill, this one consisting of 70 percent rye, 18 percent corn and 12 percent malted barley.

The bottle is the shape of Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, with minimal labelling. The bottle is embossed with “Jack Daniel Distillery” on the front and Estd & Regd 1866.  The front of the label consists of:

“Batch No: 002
Distiller’s run
MADE IN TENNESSEE
RESTED TENNESSEE RYE

Barrel Aged
STRAIGHT RYE WHISKEY

40% ALC. BY VOL. (80 PROOF)”

The back side of the label consists of:

“This continues my exploration into the intriguing flavor drawn from premium rye grain. As our rye whiskey has rested in the barrelhouse, the spice character from the rye grain remains and the barrels have begun to assert their toasted oak and vanilla notes into the rye whiskey. Though not quite mature, the rested rye whiskey offers a hint of full potential for our Tennessee Rye. We hope you will enjoy this very limited release.

Master Distiller: Jeff Arnett Aug 2013”

On the back of the neck, my bottle reads: Unique Bottle No 02204.

Jack Daniel’s Rested Tennessee Rye was released in April 2014 at the White Rabbit Bottle Shop and limited around the country in select markets.

Availability as of January 9, 2018 appears to be limited. Online you can find it at Total Wine for $54, assuming they will ship to your state.

Release: April 2014
Proof: 80
Size: 750ml
Price: $49.95 ]]>

December 2012 saw the release of a whiskey with a new grain recipe, the first time in over 100 years. This bottle was the first in what has become 3 releases of their Rye product. Stay tuned for future blog posts about the Rested Rye and Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye is Master Distiller Jeff Arnett’s attempt at a new mash bill, this one consisting of 70 percent rye, 18 percent corn and 12 percent malted barley.

The bottle is the shape of Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, with minimal labelling. The bottle is embossed with “Jack Daniel Distillery”  The front of the label consists of:

“Batch No: 001
Distiller’s run
MADE IN TENNESSEE
UNAGED TENNESSEE RYE

Aged (X’d out barrel) Years
SPIRITS DISTILLED FROM GRAIN

40% ALC. BY VOL. (80 PROOF)”

The back side of the label consists of:

“Rye has always been part of the Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 grain bill, but it has never been the lead grain until now. This is my exploration into the intriguing flavor drawn from premier rye. Only a limited number of bottles will be available so that the majority of the new rye can mature in our barrelhouses for a future release. This unaged rye offers a spicy, surprisingly sweet character that I hope you will enjoy.

Master Distiller: Jeff Arnett Sept 2012”

Jack Daniel’s Unaged Tennessee Rye was released in December 2012 at the White Rabbit Bottle Shop and limited around the country in select markets.

Availability as of January 6, 2018 appears to be limited. Online you can find it in New Jersey for $149.99.

Release: December 2012
Proof: 80
Size: 750ml
Price: $49.95 ]]>

Jack Daniel's Winter Jack

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In the last blog post I covered the Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Cider, Winter Jack, released in 2013. Today’s blog covers the same product, but this time with a new label. The front has the same text, Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack, Original Recipe Tennessee Cider. Along with:

A seasonal blend of apple cider liqueur & Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey

This bottle has a very similar label to the bottle released in 2013, but this time around has a lighter colored (more grey than black) snow scene, with more gold accents around the label. The neck of the bottle, unlike the 2013 release, has a red white and gold label.

The side of the bottle reads slightly different than the 2013 release:

Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack is a seasonal blend made perfect with our apple cider liqueur, Jack Daniel’s Old No.7 Tennessee Whiskey. An original recipe from Jack’s home, Lynchburg Tennessee.

The rear of the bottle reads:

Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack Tennessee Cider

“Best Served Warm”

There is something special about every season in Lynchburg. Even the cold of winter has its own charm. We like to spend it gathered with family and friends, sharing a warm Tennessee Cider crafted from an original family recipe. Now, we are proud to share this tradition with you.

The other side of the bottle reads:

Made with original Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7

Best served warm when it’s cold

Share with friends and family

Availability: Limited, typically available every October in all 50 states. Found online 12/16/2018 for $22 at ThinkLiquor.

Release: Fall
Proof: 30
Size: 750ml

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Jack Daniel's Holiday Select 2014

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In our last blog post we covered the third in the Holiday Select series, in this one, we cover the fourth and final (as of 2018) release, the Holiday Select 2014 Limited Edition bottle from Jack Daniel’s.

This bottle, unlike all the other Holiday Select bottles comes in a box that has the face cut out to showcase the bottle. If you open the box, the back slides out and the bottle can be freed from the holder inside. The Sides of the box read Limited Edition 2014, while the back of the box (and the bottle) reads:

The 2014 bottling marks the first time I have chosen our Holiday Select barrels to be bottled individually. This year I wanted to showcase the depth and richness that a single barrel can offer and selected the most robust and complex whiskey I sampled. Each barrel is truly unique and we hope the bottle you’ve selected helps make your holiday special. – Jeff Arnette, Master Distiller

The shape of the bottle is a bit different than the earlier Holiday Select bottles as the Jack Daniel’s signature is towards the top, instead off on the right side as with the earlier bottles. The labelling on the bottle is a mixture of white and gold, and reads Limited Edition 2014 Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Holiday Select Small Batch. The holly berry from earlier releases is missing.

In the photos below you’ll see two different bottles, one still boxed up, and one that I drank. For the 2014 Holiday Select release, I took my Family to Lynchburg, TN for the Jack Daniel’s barrel tree lighting and bottle signing event. I purchased a case of the 2014 Holiday Select bottles, and had those signed by Jeff Arnett and Chris Fletcher (Assistant Distiller). I gave most of the bottles away as gifts to friends and family, but kept three bottles for myself, one of which I chose to drink. That would be the empty bottle in the photos below.

The 2014 bottle is 48% Alcohol, or 96 Proof, down from 98 the year before. You can find it online at a few retailers, best price/stock I found was $199 as of December 10, 2018.


Release: December 2014
Proof: 96
Size: 750ml

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