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As we get older, we get more nostalgic. As both my parents have aged, my brother and I have spent time going through things they have kept/collected throughout the years. In doing so, you come across all sorts of interesting things, I feel like the older you get, the more interesting some of those things become.

One thing I came across a few years ago, and flagged for future research, was a newspaper clipping. Actually it was more than a clipping, it was the entire front page of the May 13th, 1924 Sedalia Capital. The headline at the top of the newspaper read

The 13th release in the Jack Daniel’s Distillery Series, formerly Tennessee Tasters has been announced, a Twice Barreled Rye.

Information about this release is hard to find so far, but it is being reported that it will be available in April 2024, and as with all other bottles in the series, only available in Tennessee.

Here’s what we know so far, mostly based on the label found online.

 

The 2023 Special Release from Jack Daniel’s brings us another heritage barrel selection, and another twice barreled offering (like 2022) at the same time.

This year’s edition is a Rye, first barreled in new oak barrels, then followed up with a second maturing session in some extra toasty heritage barrels.

 

Jack Daniel’s ventured into Rye over 10 years ago and has regularly been adding to their line since.

In 2023 Jack Daniel’s started bottling and releasing their Single Barrel Barrel Proof Rye, to go along with their Single Barrel Barrel Proof Tennessee Whiskey. This will be regular release going forward.

 

Celebrating Five Years of CollectorOfJack.com

Today, November 18, 2023, marks a special milestone for us at CollectorOfJack.com. It’s been exactly five years since we launched our website in its first iteration back on November 18, 2018. We’ve come a long way since then, and we’re excited to continue sharing our passion for Jack Daniel’s with you. While posts have been infrequent lately, our founder Chris Hammond is committed to ramping up the content. Expect to see more frequent updates, with the aim of bringing you new and exciting content at least once a week!

 

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged about a real bottle, that doesn’t mean I haven’t been collecting. I simply got it in my head that I needed the perfect backdrop for my photos.

Here we have the 2022 Special Release from Jack Daniels: Jack Daniel’s 2022 Special Release Twice Barreled American Single Malt

 

Over the past few months I’ve been playing with ChatGPT. I figured I should give it a shot at writing the life story of Jack Daniel’s. I’m not sure if it’s 100% accurate, but it certainly hits most of the points.

Prompt

What’s the life story of Jack Daniel? Be sure to include information Nearest Green.

 

The 2022 Special Release for Jack Daniel’s should be hitting shelves very soon! We don’t have a bottle yet, but wanted to highlight what you can expect!

Jack Daniel’s Twice Barreled Special Release American Single Malt, an Oloroso sherry-finished whiskey made from 100% malted barley

The 2022 Special Release for Jack Daniel’s should be hitting shelves very soon! We don’t have a bottle yet, but wanted to highlight what you can expect!

Jack Daniel’s Twice Barreled Special Release American Single Malt, an Oloroso sherry-finished whiskey made from 100% malted barley

Hot off the presses Jack Daniel’s has just announced two new bottles in the Tennessee Taster’s series, and is now calling them Jack Daniel’s Distillery Series.

  • Jack Daniel’s Distillery Series Toasted Barrel Finished Rye
  • Jack Daniel’s Distillery Series Toasted Maple Barrel

Hot off the presses and hot to the tongue, Jack Daniel’s has announced that this Friday starting at 8am at the White Rabbit Bottle Shop you can get the new Small Batch Coy Hill 375ml bottle!

Here is some of the press I’ve been able to find:

a very limited release small batch whiskey that we’ll be offering in Tennessee this summer, our Jack Daniel’s Small Batch Special Release Coy Hill High Proof.

 

In a previous post I covered the Uncle Nearest 1820. On previous trips to Lynchburg Tennessee I had tried to stop at the Uncle Nearest Distillery in Shelbyville, but the first time I stopped they were still under construction. The second time I stopped was their opening weekend, but it was still closed for a Green family event. Finally on March 4th of 2022 I was able to make a quick stop into the distillery.

 

For 2021 the Special Release from Jack Daniel’s is known as the Coy Hill High Proof. It can come from one of two barrel houses up on Coy Hill near Lynchburg, #08 or #13.

While the previous Special Release bottles from Jack Daniel’s have been hard to find, this one saw demand like no other. Secondary prices for the bottle appear to be almost 10x retail. I hate to tell you what I paid for mine, not that much, but not much better.

 

Today is my 2 year anniversary of getting my plot! I was super pumped to be nominated to be a Tennessee Squire by a fraternity brother of mine back in January 2020, and even more excited to find out that I had been accepted!

 

This week I got out on my first work trip, since probably August 2019. I started a new job last year, about a week after the world shut down for the pandemic, so work trips have been on hold for quite some time, that and the last employer stopped my travelling, so I hadn’t been on the road for work in quite some time. It was great to get out and meet some fellow employees and customers face to face.

Fortunately for me the trip was to Franklin, TN, which isn’t too far from Lynchburg, so I turned the work trip into a little fun too. Before heading down, I signed up for the Angel’s Share tour on Thursday morning. Wednesday after the work meetings were over I drove around Franklin TN a bit and did some whiskey hunting, checking out the local liquor stores to see what I could find. I ended up picking up a bottle of Wheeler’s Raid, which is a local whiskey out of Nolensville, TN I believe, on the recommendation of a coworker.

I’ve been threatening for months that I was going to have a whiskey tasting event, this past Friday I finally did it. This post contains an overview of how I planned, how the event went and what lessons learned for future events.

 

 

In the fall of 2019 rumors started swirling online of a new release available at the White Rabbit Bottleshop in Lynchburg, of a Before and After set. Two bottles of unmatured Old No. 7, one BEFORE Charcoal Mellowing and one AFTER Charcoal Mellowing, along with a small bottle of Hard Sugar Maple Charcoal in between the two bottles. The BEFORE bottle on the left, the AFTER on the right.

 

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Chris Hammond is a father, husband, leader, software developer, photographer and car guy. Chris focuses on the latest in technology including artificial intelligence (AI) and has spent decades becoming an expert in ASP.NET and DotNetNuke (DNN) development. You will find a variety of posts relating to those topics here on the website. For more information check out the about Chris Hammond page.

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