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CrownVicLX
08-18-2007, 13:23
Sipping some Gentleman Jack right now, though it is a little early.
I'm still VERY far from a whiskey connoissuer, but I like this particular pour.

Good nose and it finishes well with almost no harsh aftertaste. I wish it was a higher proof, though.

Sycamore Tree
10-31-2007, 16:47
Gentleman Jack is extremely good if you like Bananas. And I like bananas like a chimp. It has a distinctive fried Banana chip taste to it.

mozilla
11-01-2007, 08:19
IIRC, GJ is filtered 3 times. IMO, too much of the original taste of the product is lost.

Megawatt
11-01-2007, 10:45
IIRC, GJ is filtered 3 times. IMO, too much of the original taste of the product is lost.

Filtered twice, actually.

In any case, I've had one bottle and I was quite impressed. I would probably buy it again.

heatmiser
11-01-2007, 11:57
This is my favorite JD offering...

polyamnesia
11-06-2007, 16:13
Gentleman Jack is extremely good if you like Bananas. And I like bananas like a chimp. It has a distinctive fried Banana chip taste to it.


wow. my palate must be accurate...just reported in the what are you drinking tonight thread, i said

"first big sensation is butter or butteriness...would this simply be regular JD watered down (with good water!) and a pad of Amish butter???? nah...but it's really nice, almost BUTTERSCOTCHy....and, yes, i am sensing sauteed plantains or fried green bananas....

this is pretty much liquid stealth candy.

nice. very nice. when i am in the mood for something that isn't too complex at all, but interesting enough. and i know it won't bite me.

impressive! at least in the sense that i was expecting something TOTALLY different. maybe that's the key to this first pour.

i still prefer a real love bite in my whiskey and bourbons, but this is different enough. and now i am interested in the barrel select version of JD...."

:)

Megawatt
11-06-2007, 18:08
I find it to most reminiscent of apple cider...

polyamnesia
11-06-2007, 20:38
I find it to most reminiscent of apple cider...


i tried again and i sense that since you mention it. it's got a few things going on. nothing too complex or too simple. interesting bottle for sure.

polyamnesia
11-08-2007, 15:44
IIRC, GJ is filtered 3 times. IMO, too much of the original taste of the product is lost.(orange italics bold MY EMPHASIS!!! :) )

that might be a good thing...

but all kidding aside, i am now finishing this little bottle off in 3 days easily because it is too easy to down. like candy. almost.

and i have to add, i am still intrigued by this non-bourbon southern whiskey...

aside from the established plantain/banana presence and butterscotch, i am actually catching odd WHIFFS of pecans.....

= pralines

....now what about folks who have never tasted bananas or pralines.......what would they experience?

the question arises:

the Tabula Rasa tongue??????

whiskeyhatch
11-16-2007, 21:59
Sipping some Gentleman Jack right now, though it is a little early.
I'm still VERY far from a whiskey connoissuer, but I like this particular pour.

Good nose and it finishes well with almost no harsh aftertaste. I wish it was a higher proof, though.

Ditto on the higher proof. I do not like JD. However, I wanted to buy a bottle of whiskey to keep at my parents house. I also wanted to get something that my brother-in-law would like as well. Since he does like JD I decided (after consulting this site, of course) to get a bottle of GJ. I was pleasantly surprised. It seems that the extra run through the charcoal gives it a really nice heavy-on-the-char taste... which I like. I'd certainly buy it again. Now, if only I can get my brother-in-law into real whiskey!

AVB
11-23-2007, 17:16
The 375ml size is on sale here in PA for $10.59 out the door until the end of the month. That makes it a pretty good deal.

polyamnesia
11-23-2007, 17:18
The 375ml size is on sale here in PA for $10.59 out the door until the end of the month. That makes it a pretty good deal.


you got that right!

it's almost too drinkable! very butterscotchy; no hinting at it! not a bad thing...(just no challenge or subtle nuances).

how does it compare to the barrel select?

dcb
12-03-2007, 09:53
I was given a bottle of this a few days ago in return for a favor I did for a friend. Never had it before, but I tried it and agree that it's very smooth, but not too much going on. To me the JD flavor is still there, I could have pegged it as JD in a blind test I bet, but it's mellowed to a much more drinkable (ok, very drinkable) state than regular black label JD. I also agree that it would be better at a higher proof. Does anyone know how many years they age GJ?

TNbourbon
12-03-2007, 19:40
...Does anyone know how many years they age GJ?

Four to six years, just like the standard #7 black-label.

squire
12-05-2007, 14:48
If smoothness was a goal Bedford & co certainly achieved it. At 100 proof I'd pay the premium but at 80 I won't. Again.

Regards,
Squire

CrashRiley
12-06-2007, 22:03
We just got re-stocked on this, and it has a very attractive new bottle and label:
http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/4788/gentlemanjackkr2.th.png (http://img526.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gentlemanjackkr2.png)

Too bad it's still only 80 proof, though. :frown:

squire
12-06-2007, 22:23
Crash, does the pretty bottle and new label come with a price increase?

Squire

Megawatt
12-07-2007, 11:39
Same price where I live.

CrashRiley
12-09-2007, 11:39
Crash, does the pretty bottle and new label come with a price increase?

Squire
Good question, Squire. I'll have to check and get back to you on that. I don't THINK that the price went up, though.

*Edit: Well, the last time we bought it in 2006, we sold it for $23.99. Now we have to sell it for $25.99. Not sure if this had anything to do with the new package or not, but it wouldn't surprise me.