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  1. #21
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    Re: Does anyone like JD Single Barrel?

    At $31 I'd buy it now and again. But I can't find it for less than $45+, and I'm not ready to drop that kind of coin on it, at least not often.
    There are two ways of getting home; and one of them is to stay there. - GK Chesterton

  2. #22
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    Re: Does anyone like JD Single Barrel?

    The single barrel is far and away my favorite Jack Daniel's expression and a drink I enjoy as much as I do most bourbons. A single barrel from a company like Daniel's, which has so many barrels from which to choose, is always interesting. It has its own profile and is a little older than Old No 7 or Gent.

  3. #23
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    Re: Does anyone like JD Single Barrel?

    Yes. I love it. One of my favorites.

  4. #24
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    Re: Does anyone like JD Single Barrel?

    I've found the single barrel to be significantly different from the other bottling of Jack. Different in a good way...

  5. #25
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    Re: Does anyone like JD Single Barrel?

    I just recently picked up a 50ml 3 pack - standard Jack, Gentleman, and Single Barrel. It's been a while since I've tried Gentleman, so I was due another taste!

    The Gentleman was almost too toned down. Yes, it's extremely easy sipping, but the taste was not quite there when compared to the others.
    Standard Jack was OK, a bit thin and watery.
    The Single Barrel was pretty good, but it had a distinct burn on the throat. Lots of flavor though, and I assume it's from the increased proof.

    If I found a single barrel on sale, I may just pick it up again, but I think it will be a while before I do that.
    "this hobby is supposed to be fun. When it stops being fun, check yourself, because you're doing it wrong." Charles Cowdery

  6. #26
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    Re: Does anyone like JD Single Barrel?

    Fair comment but it is fair to say too that each bottle of Jack Daniel SB can be quite different. Some have little of the "traditional" (i.e., is it..?) Jack taste. Some have a strong oak note, some are soft on the palate, etc. It really does change, or seemingly..

    Gary

  7. #27
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    Re: Does anyone like JD Single Barrel?

    I had the chance to purchase a bottle of Jack Daniels Single Barrel from the duty free last week. It has been my 2nd upper shelf whiskey so far, after Woodford Reserve.
    I must say that I was really impressed with the first sip and it is my "dear" one now To me, both taste and nose are great and it leaves with a pleasant caramelly and warm finish.
    Regards,

  8. #28
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    Re: Does anyone like JD Single Barrel?

    I just purchased a bottle recently. This one has an exceptional nose to it. I get vanilla and shortbread cookies with a slight hint of banana. The palate is vanilla sweet with a bit of toffee. It has a medium finish with the normal (to me) charcoal smoke. I might just go back and get a few more of this one.

  9. #29
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    Re: Does anyone like JD Single Barrel?

    Quote Originally Posted by ebo View Post
    I just purchased a bottle recently. This one has an exceptional nose to it. I get vanilla and shortbread cookies with a slight hint of banana. The palate is vanilla sweet with a bit of toffee. It has a medium finish with the normal (to me) charcoal smoke. I might just go back and get a few more of this one.
    My recent experiences with the JD Single Barrels are similar to yours, E. Big on the flavors you describe, with the typical JD banana being nicely muted. I like the extra oomph of the Silver Select, but I can't see myself ever turning down a JDSB. It's a fine whiskey.
    JOE

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    "Every bottle is its own learning experience." -- Sensei Ox-sama

 

 

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