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JimJamKC
01-25-2012, 21:28
Has anyone tried Jesse James (from Jackyl) bourbon? I picked up a bottle last week (14.99 at HyVee) and opened it up. Decent beginning flavor, but one of the harshest finishes I have had.

Just wondering what everyone else thinks....

JB64
01-25-2012, 23:56
I haven't seen this yet, did you get it in St. Joe?

sku
01-26-2012, 00:15
What is Jackyl?

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Wall Eye
01-26-2012, 06:36
What is Jackyl?

Rock group - the lead singer's brother owns/runs the Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis and there's a weekly reality show that shows the bar during Sturgis.

I caught the show where they were hawking the Jesse James - on stage and at the bar the night the band played.

It's down here on the shelf now but I haven't been compelled to pick it up....



Rich
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dmarkle
01-26-2012, 07:06
I love the marketing of this stuff -- like they're pitching a tough, grizzled outlaw "manly-man" rockstar whiskey. Can you TAKE this whiskey like a man, like Jesse James can?

Kind of like the marketing idea with Kid Rock and Beam White last year. It's as if to say, "Kid Rock can TAKE this whiskey, can you, sissy?"

A great way to sell harsh, thin whiskey if you've got a lot of it IMO.

EW Slurps
01-26-2012, 07:08
I've also not tried it up in WI where I have seen it a bunch of places. The label made me curious but at the price point, I'd rather go with what I know.

BMartin42
01-26-2012, 07:26
I bought a bottle last week for $12.99. Figured even if it was awful it would be a good conversation piece/mixer for guests. Haven't had a reason to open it yet though.

T Comp
01-26-2012, 07:28
It's bottled by and registered with the LeVecke corporation who identifies itself as a wholesaler distributor of beer and wine and rectifier of distilled spirits with headquarters in Mira Loma, California. They have bottling plants in several location throughout the country. They also put out Origine bourbon. It's your guess where they get their barrels from.

The Jesse James web site promo is pretty hilarious stuff as in "Legally, we need to age Bourbon Whiskey a minimum of two years, but we aren’t in a hurry. We age The Original Jesse James America’s Outlaw Bourbon Whiskey for a minimum of 36 months."

Nuff said.

TomH
01-26-2012, 08:25
Rock group - the lead singer's brother owns/runs the Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis and there's a weekly reality show that shows the bar during Sturgis.


I don't believe Jesse and Michael Ballard are related.....just close friends.

Tom

luther.r
01-26-2012, 08:43
I saw it in a store last week and the first thing that came to mind was Sammy Hagar's Cabo Wabo tequila. No thanks.

JimJamKC
01-26-2012, 11:41
I got my bottle at the HyVee Grocery store in St. Joseph. I had been looking for a while (since the show came out and they mentioned it was finally released) and this is the first I had run across it.

cowdery
01-26-2012, 14:23
About the kindest thing I can say about it is that it is not intended for us.

BMartin42
01-26-2012, 16:55
About the kindest thing I can say about it is that it is not intended for us.

That actually made me laugh out loud and spit a little OFBB 2008!!! Hilarious.

Phil T
01-26-2012, 17:27
About the kindest thing I can say about it is that it is not intended for us.

When I saw the thread title, I thought, " really", who cares. Jesse , although a phenomenal bike builder, is an over exposed, so called celebrity. I'm really tired of really tattooed, rude people ..give me a break ..Jesse James bourbon?? Get a life

kyrocklover
01-26-2012, 17:32
I don't think I will have any problem drinking upstream from that herd of bourbon drinkers.

Phil T
01-26-2012, 17:38
That actually made me laugh out loud and spit a little OFBB 2008!!! Hilarious.

Terrible waste of good bourbon ..:hot:

JB64
01-26-2012, 22:44
When I saw the thread title, I thought, " really", who cares. Jesse , although a phenomenal bike builder, is an over exposed, so called celebrity. I'm really tired of really tattooed, rude people ..give me a break ..Jesse James bourbon?? Get a life

Now I am confused. Not that it really matters but is the whiskey named after Jesse James Dupre, Jesse James Bullock, or the original Jesse James?

Phil T
01-27-2012, 03:47
Now I am confused. Not that it really matters but is the whiskey named after Jesse James Dupre, Jesse James Bullock, or the original Jesse James?

There's more then one Jesse James? ...:shocked:

deathevocation
01-27-2012, 04:02
Did I read it's associated somehow ith Jackyl? Haha. Didn't they have some dodgy video in which they turned up to a Walmart carpark and played?

silverfish
01-27-2012, 06:10
Did I read it's associated somehowith Jackyl?

That seems to be the case, according to this page (http://hairbangersradio.ning.com/forum/topics/jackyl-frontman-issues-update-on-us-availability-of-signature-jes).

cowdery
01-27-2012, 09:34
It's Jesse James Dupree, of the band Jackyl. He's an outlaw, you see.

sku
01-27-2012, 10:28
Has there ever been a good spirit created by/for a celebrity? I can't think of one worth drinking.

cowdery
01-27-2012, 11:50
Willy Nelson's Whiskey River wasn't bad, just overpriced for what it was. Same deal with Cabo Wabo. Both were made by the same company. That may be true of this one too, even if it is about $15.

silverfish
01-27-2012, 12:07
It's Jesse James Dupree, of the band Jackyl. He's an outlaw, you see.

Hmmm. And here all this time I thought he was a lumberjack.



Has there ever been a good spirit created by/for a celebrity? I can't think of one worth drinking.

Not a spirit but my wife & sister-in-law were quite fond of the
Vince Neil 2006 Petite Sirah. If I could find more of that, I'd
grab it up.


Same deal with Cabo Wabo.

Sammy Hagar has a Rum coming out soon. If it gets the love
the tequila did, it might not be half bad.

JayMonster
06-19-2012, 06:03
Happened to be in my local shop when the reps came in to hawk this. The owner asked if I and another bourbon drinker who happened to be there could try it.

Unfortunately (for me), the reps agreed.

I guess Chuck has is right when he says that this isn't for us. This is clearly (and I guess properly ) marketed at the poor college crowd looking for something "badass" to drink that is cheaper than Jack.

They would probably be better off with any of a number of established bottom shelf Bourbons that are better and as cheap if not cheaper, but "Heaven Hill" doesn't sound macho enough, nor does Evan Williams (despite having the Jack Daniels clone of a label) or Ancient Age.

I will say this much... it is an excellent example of why many distillers do not want bottlers to disclose the provenance of their whiskey. No self respecting distiller would want to admit that this, "shot and a beer" bourbon came from the same warehouse as their other quality products.

I guess it is appropriate that they market this as "outlaw" bourbon, because even at its low price point, you are being robbed.

darylld911
06-19-2012, 09:18
I need to start running a tab on how much these forums are saving me :lol: I'd seen it around Georgia for the last few months, but never felt inspired to try it - although at some point out of sheer boredom probably would have.

So - that's about $15 in avoided wasteful spending :grin:

cowdery
06-19-2012, 20:07
I will make this positive comment. Most of the new non-distiller producer bourbons you see are mediocre whiskey in a fancy bottle for a fancy price. This may be less than mediocre but it's arguably a fair price, especially if you place some value on the imagery. My other observation would be that the bigger bourbon gets, the more caveat emptor seems to apply, which makes sites like this so valuable.

JayMonster
06-19-2012, 21:11
So what you are saying basically is that it may be crap, but at least it is cheap crap with a "Badass" mage.

White Dog
06-19-2012, 21:54
When I tried it I expected something worse. Not saying I liked it, but given the price and why it exists, the word I was thinking was "passable."

smokinjoe
06-19-2012, 22:21
OK. This adds nothing substantive to this thread...I know...But, some years ago my brother lived across the street from Jesse James Dupree. I remember that while visiting I would catch a view of JJD's wife. Shaaaamokin'...:bigeyes:

yountvillewjs
06-20-2012, 10:55
Has there ever been a good spirit created by/for a celebrity? I can't think of one worth drinking.

Do you count Jean Paul Mitchell a celeb? And do you consider Patron a good spirit? If yes to both, then there is one.

JayMonster
06-20-2012, 12:57
I assume you actually mean John Paul DeJoria, and no, while he may have garnered some celebrity status, he is first and foremost a businessman. So, I don't think this counts in what sku was talking about. Nor (do I think) does Copolla, since he actually owns a winery, which is much different than a product that has no ties to the celebrity in question but having their name on the label.

cowdery
06-20-2012, 17:04
Willie Nelson's Whiskey River was perfectly good bourbon, it just wasn't $35 a bottle bourbon. That's usually the problem. But I'm speaking as somebody who doesn't care about celebrities -- unless they're named Beam. For a Willie fan, maybe it's worth it. We here are superior beings, of course, but most Americans are obsessed with celebrities. The celebrity mainly gets the person to pay attention to a product they might otherwise ignore. That's the benefit for the marketer. The other adage, perhaps too often observed in the breach, is that over-promising in advertising only works once, and most products can't succeed without repeat sales.

Lazer
06-20-2012, 19:28
Is this the Jesse James that built motorcycles on the discovery channel? No, I'm not going to bother googling it. Anyway, the discovery channel JJ is a recovering alcoholic. Kinda funny if he's selling bourbon now. Not that there's anything funny about alcoholism. I guess ironic is a better word. :cool:

silverfish
06-21-2012, 05:57
Is this the Jesse James that built motorcycles on the discovery channel? No, I'm not going to bother googling it.

Then how about reading the first post in the thread - got time for that?....

Lazer
06-21-2012, 06:42
Yes, I read it. It doesn't say anything about the discovery channel or motorcycles. That doesn't mean its not the same guy.

callmeox
06-21-2012, 07:40
This Jesse James has a last name of Dupree and is in a band called Jackyl.

He's a different person than the outlaw or the tattooed philandering motorcycle guy with the same name.