I picked up a 200ml awhile ago. Today I poured a JDSB and a JD#7 head to head. the old #7 has lots of banana notes, smokey, vanilla, some oak and hints of baking chocolate. the single barrel has a thicker mouth feel, more oak and vanilla. the banana notes are toned down and very faint, with bittersweet chocolate finish.
UPDATE! I called the store back that had the 86 proof JD. The lady I talked to thought she called me back. :skep: She thinks they have some more, but she's not sure where it's at. Part of that reason is that one of the store owners just passed away. She said she'd call me back this week after things have hopefully settled down and gotten back into a more regular routine. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. :rolleyes:
The 86 White Saloon is (IMO) similar to the Black Label but stronger of course.
I just made a three-JD blend using White Saloon, Silver Select and fairly light-bodied SB. It's about 2:1:1.
I am bringing it to gazebo forthcoming as I think it is outstanding both in taste and pillowy soft texture.
I haven't had JD in years, but I recently saw it on sale and bought a bottle for the heck of it. This thread has me looking forward to trying it.
Well, I got the call, so I had to do my sworn duty. :cool: I was a little surprised that these were liters and not 750's as before. Pics below.
Nice! One of the things I find with JD is that it just tastes better at 86 proof or over. My JD vatting coming to Sampler has 3 JDs in about equal proportions, the 86 proof White Saloon, Silver Select, and a regular Single Barrel. I feel the taste is very good and rich but also that it benefits from the resultant approximately 90 proof.
Well, 90 is the proof that made the brand's reputation.