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    Jack Daniels - The Banana Daiquiri of American Whiskey

    Nothing more to say. The thread title says it all -- well most of it, anyway.
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    Re: Jack Daniels - The Banana Daiquiri of American Whiskey

    There is also a "Manhattan with a dash of cherry juice" version, which (in my experience) is restricted to Silver Select and some domestic SBs. I would add too that a banana ester does characterize the Black Label, but IMO again the overall quality of the Black Label, despite the proof drop, is much improved over 10 years ago.

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    Re: Jack Daniels - The Banana Daiquiri of American Whiskey

    You read it here first, boys and girls, BotY Gillman just coined the term "banana ester." Well done, Gary!
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    Re: Jack Daniels - The Banana Daiquiri of American Whiskey

    Well, I'm just agreeing with ya (largely)!

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    Re: Jack Daniels - The Banana Daiquiri of American Whiskey

    Geez Cliff, Gary..... you're almost convincing me I need to go out and buy my first JD Black bottle in 20 years.... almost

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    Re: Jack Daniels - The Banana Daiquiri of American Whiskey

    If'n ya care for 'nanas in your whiskey, go ahead! I, for one, prefer to head to Kentucky for my whiskey!

    Quote Originally Posted by camduncan View Post
    Geez Cliff, Gary..... you're almost convincing me I need to go out and buy my first JD Black bottle in 20 years.... almost
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    Re: Jack Daniels - The Banana Daiquiri of American Whiskey

    Different strokes. I don't mind the taste today and I find in many Single Barrels it is absent or almost so, especially the 100 proof Silver Select. My suggestion Cam if you are thinking of revisiting it, is to buy a small bottle of Black and see if you like it. If you don't, it will make a good whiskey-and-Coke. If you do, I'd look next for the Single Barrel if available there. You may hit a cherryish one, or it may have the classic estery taste of Jack, but SB is a heavy-bodied, complex drink which many like who don't take much to the regular Black.

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    Re: Jack Daniels - The Banana Daiquiri of American Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by Barrel_Proof View Post
    You read it here first, boys and girls, BotY Gillman just coined the term "banana ester." Well done, Gary!
    Isoamyl Acetate

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isoamyl_acetate

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    Re: Jack Daniels - The Banana Daiquiri of American Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by Barrel_Proof View Post
    You read it here first, boys and girls, BotY Gillman just coined the term "banana ester." Well done, Gary!
    Forget JD, TomH makes the absolute best Banana Ester...
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    Re: Jack Daniels - The Banana Daiquiri of American Whiskey

    Well, we all know what the answer is. A future bananas foster needs spraying with Silver Select! Call it a Bananas Buster!

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