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    Does anyone like JD Single Barrel?

    I was given a bottle of JD SB for my birthday....and am so far finding it to be a highly overpriced, mid-shelf whiskey which should be used just like normal JD....for a whiskey and ginger....am I missing something here, did I get a bad bottle? It just tastes really thin, not impressive, but not BAD, per se......does anyone out there in SB land love the stuff? If so, what about it appeals to you? I'm trying to find a reason to like this...and I can't get there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by humchan2k View Post
    I was given a bottle of JD SB for my birthday....and am so far finding it to be a highly overpriced, mid-shelf whiskey which should be used just like normal JD....for a whiskey and ginger....am I missing something here, did I get a bad bottle? It just tastes really thin, not impressive, but not BAD, per se......does anyone out there in SB land love the stuff? If so, what about it appeals to you? I'm trying to find a reason to like this...and I can't get there.
    Sounds like it is just it is not your thing. Nothing wrong with that. When Jack or the SB are the only options I tend to mix it as well. No reason to struggle to like it there are some many other options to try that you will like.

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    Re: Does anyone like JD Single Barrel?

    I'm a fan but I'm also a bit of whiskey whore.
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    Re: Does anyone like JD Single Barrel?

    I've had one bottle as a gift and emptied it, so I must not have thought it that bad (although this was before I became a "bourbon enthusiast"). I recall thinking it was a step up from JD (sort of like Eagle Rare is to BT). Not sure it is worth the price I've seen charged for it though - never bought a bottle myself.
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    Re: Does anyone like JD Single Barrel?

    I'm a fan of the SB, but I have no use for the Black. The SB does tend to be variable, as most SB's do. I've had bottles that were very good and others that were a struggle to finish.

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    Re: Does anyone like JD Single Barrel?

    I think it's pretty good, but overpriced.
    Life's too short, and there's too much good whiskey within reach.

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    Re: Does anyone like JD Single Barrel?

    Definitely agree with Cam on Dickel in recent years. I get pronounced "vitamins" notes, with a thinnish body. I want to like it more but...

    Gary

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    Re: Does anyone like JD Single Barrel?

    About 10 years ago, Dickel #8 used to be a house pour at one of the bars at Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast. It was just after I started getting serious about Bourbon and American Whiskey and my pallet was still developing, but I remember it having an "oily" almost sweet "butter-milk" like quality that I really enjoyed. I definately don't get that in any of the recent Dickel I've tried.

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    Re: Does anyone like JD Single Barrel?

    I like JD, both the black and the gentleman jack. Nothing exceptional just a reliable easy drinking whiskey I enjoy with friends at the backward ass bars we frequent. Had the single barrel a few years ago and from what I remember it was a few steps above the black label. I do think their whiskey is over priced but when I find myself with a little extra cash I plan on buying a private bottling of the SB to add to my bar.
    Jim

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    Re: Does anyone like JD Single Barrel?

    I have found the limited military released JDSB bottles to be much better than the standard liquor store bottles. I like to believe they hand pick these before selling to the fine folks protecting our country. Friends in or retired from the military have been generous to purchase or share a couple bottles with me.

 

 

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