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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?

    It's fair to point out that Jack Daniels is lighter in body than bourbon, since it undergoes a lengthy maple charcoal filtering before barreling. The charcoal apertures trap oils which would otherwise stay in the spirit and give body and additional taste. Thus, it is lighter, drier whiskey to begin with, apart from having a particular house flavor of course.

    The Single Barrels do vary a lot, but in general it is fair again to point out a fundamental difference with Kentucky Bourbon. Whether it is worth the money is down to each person's view on it of course.

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    Re: Does anyone like JD Single Barrel?

    I Love JDSB. One of my all time favorite whiskies. Love the taste, moutfeel, finish. Just goes to show to each his own. I must also say that the Silver Select is even better if you can get some from duty free or over seas.

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    Re: Does anyone like JD Single Barrel?

    I definately rate it as the best product in the JD lineup - maybe even the TN Whiskey lineup (but to be fair, most of the Dickel products I've tried in the last few years have seemed below par)

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    Re: Does anyone like JD Single Barrel?

    I actually think it's okay, but I don't buy it often. I look for it when it's on sale. I bought a private selection bottle in Sturgis South Dakota for under $40 when I was on vacation. It was actually for a friend. The last one I bought for myself, (not counting a JDSS) I paid $25.99 for. I knew it was priced wrong. I asked. Couldn't say no.

    By the way Cam, do you get the Single Barrel or Silver Select in Oz?
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