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    JD Black Vs. Green

    Guys, what's the true difference between JD Black & Green label? BB

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    Re: JD Black Vs. Green

    At one point it used to be proof and age. These days I believe the proof is the same. We don't have the green around here so I'm not so sure.
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    Re: JD Black Vs. Green

    I thought since they lowered the proof the green was discontinued.

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    Re: JD Black Vs. Green

    If it's not proof, it must be the age or perhaps barrel location in the warehouse.
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    Re: JD Black Vs. Green

    we have it here in PA....it's only $2 cheaper i think...must be the age...but i can't imagine it being worth $19.99!...hey, if tastes MORE like bananas, then, heck, i'll try it.
    Last edited by polyamnesia; 12-31-2008 at 07:45.
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    Re: JD Black Vs. Green

    Carb cleaner and paint thinner

    The green is younger. My guess would be 2-4 years and the black would be 4-8 or so... Just a guess...

    Do they have to put age statements on Tennessee Whiskey if it is below 4 years?

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    Re: JD Black Vs. Green

    I always understood the Green Label to simply be stock that didn't make the cut to become Black Label. No barrel location or age difference, at least not an intentional one. But then again, barrels that are a bit younger than average may be rejected at a higher rate and make their way into Green Label.

    Like DrinkyBanjo, I haven't seen any Green Label for a while, though.
    Last edited by ILLfarmboy; 12-31-2008 at 08:18.

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    Re: JD Black Vs. Green

    Once upon a dram, Green was 86 proof and 4 years old while Black was 90 proof and somewhere between 5 and 6. Then Black got lowered to 86 and Green to 80. Today both are 80 proof and I have no idea what the age difference between the two are now.

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    Re: JD Black Vs. Green

    Quote Originally Posted by Buffalo Bill View Post
    Guys, what's the true difference between JD Black & Green label? BB
    That's a great question! To some there is no difference at all except maybe price. I have been told it's a matter of taste for limited markets. Age, proof(previously), taste profile are the key discriminators. Green label tends to originate from the center of lower floors in certain warehouses.

    We still get green label here in north Alabama but usually in short spurts followed by long dry spells. The stores quickly sell all their stock. That tells me that there is not a constant supply but it hasn't been shut off yet. And, folks around here are drinking it when they can get it.

    Somebody out there knows more, stay tuned...
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    Re: JD Black Vs. Green

    wow....so folks are grabbing it up even though the black label is the marketing icon that has blinded too many as it is!?

    there's a green label Beam, too...right?
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