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    Re: Jack Daniels Sinatra Select

    Reading up further on what they've done for the Sinatra, apparently the interior staves or some of them were grooved at regular intervals to expose more (uncharred) wood - I saw a picture and it looked like a an evenly ribbed piece of wood with the ribs black and the exposed wood white between each rib.

    Now, to me, this surely has the effect of reducing the red layer unless extra ribbed staves were suspended down into the barrel and the regular barrel staves were charred in the usual way. Since it is whiskey not bourbon, not all the cask has to be charred in the usual way although they may well have done it that way. I understand too these special barrels were mingled with Old No. 7 so the Sinatra whiskey is not purely from the jerry-rig system.

    Anyway, the bottle I had today was superb. I may buy it now, but I hope the next one is as good as the one I tasted today..

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    Re: Jack Daniels Sinatra Select

    I want to try a sample from the LCBO tasting towers. Tough for me to pull the trigger on a bottle...for the same price I can buy a case of JD Single Barrel.

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    Re: Jack Daniels Sinatra Select

    Is that the new "case of Barton"?

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    Re: Jack Daniels Sinatra Select

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    Anyway, the bottle I had today was superb. I may buy it now, but I hope the next one is as good as the one I tasted today..
    Gary
    I don't doubt its superb, but 300 Dollars? Really? You'll spend that kind of coin on a single bottle of bourbon (albeit a 1L bottle)?

    Wow, I'll be walking across the street from the office on Monday afternoon to the Summerhill tasting bar to check it out.
    "Old guys tend to say it like it is." squire

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    Re: Jack Daniels Sinatra Select

    Summerhill is where I tasted it. LIkely it will be the same bottle I tasted from, since they said it was just put on and it is 1 litre.

    No way I'll pay that price. I was thinking of U.S. duty free when I next get the chance, it will be 50% less.

    It was $4.00 per half ounce and I had 1 ounce. Well worth it. Johnnie Blue was the same price.

    Gary

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    Re: Jack Daniels Sinatra Select

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOldKyDram View Post
    Is that the new "case of Barton"?
    The answer to that question is yet to be determined.
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    Re: Jack Daniels Sinatra Select

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    ...Anyway, the bottle I had today was superb. I may buy it now, but I hope the next one is as good as the one I tasted today..
    Gary
    Gary, maybe my bottle was from a different batch than yours, but the effect of the stave treatment in what I am reviewing overdoes it a bit. A little too much for me for balance--especially on the finish.

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    Re: Jack Daniels Sinatra Select

    That's very interesting John, I hadn't read that take on it.
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    Re: Jack Daniels Sinatra Select

    John's opinion has to be taken seriously, and I have no doubt of his advice based on that sample. However, the bottle I had yesterday, and I had another ounce today to confirm the experience, was magisterial. I'm sorry the Squire, John, and other cognoscenti weren't in situ to appreciate. One day this will happen I believe, perhaps though at an elevation which even NASA's rockets don't aim for…

    Gary

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    Re: Jack Daniels Sinatra Select

    That's what I like about you Gary, you think big.
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