Hey guys my wife bought me a bottle of George no12 as a suprise today so i thought i would use this as the opportunity to do my first tasting notes, a comparative of the two Tennessees. . . . . i know its been done before but seemed like a good jumping off point. lemme know what you think if you like, i may do more.
Name (full):Jack Daniels Old Time Old No7 Brand Quality Tennessee Sour Mash Whiskey
Price: $17.90 @ Marion County State Store, Marion OH.
Bottle: Classicaly identified tall rectangular bottle with short ribbed neck. Black Label w/ white designs and script (bottled @ the distillery, Lynchburg Tenn.)
Color: Glassy Amber
Nose: Honey, Maple (candy?), floral like apple blossoms. . .intial sugar sweetness fades to smoke (hoghouse??), then to fresh earth.
Taste:LIQUORICE firtst, Earthy Moss, Chewy (like dandelions in a salad), then smoky.
Finish: Medium but Harsh(!!!) kick in the teeth of strenght, then 3 seconds of joy, then a kick in the stomach.
Mouthfeel: Nice though thin and watery.
Conclusions: Not nearly as good as I remember it and not nearly good enough to justify the price. Might be worth it if they sold it in the Jim Beam White Label price range.
Name (full): George Dickel Original Tennessee Finest Quality Sippin' Whisky Superior No. 12 Brand
Price: $15.40 @ Marion County State Store, Marion OH.
Bottle: Fat Round base with a long ribbed neck, beige label with grey design and print (says it is Bottled by George Dickel & co, Lawrenceburg Indiana 47052)
Color: Golden Bronzed.
Nose: Buttery, Butterscotch, (Burned Sugar Cookies) an a smidge of lemon juice.
Taste: Sweet then blossoming like apple, then birchbark\Applewood. There seems to be an taste like lemon vitamin C drops buried there somewhere, but so slight i might be imagining. . . . .
Finish: Medium but lingering .. . .Smooth , Oily, Warming.
Mouthfeel: Very Smooth, oily, absurdly drinkable.
Conclusions: This stuff is incredibly drinkable, a very satisfying endeavor for the price. I see myself on the front porch in June, listening to a Red Sox game on the radio, throwing fetches to my dogs, as the sun sets on another great summer day, while drinking this stuff, and at $2.50 less than Jack, this is the stuff to buy!!!!!
a little note (at the state store i go to , the shelf tags reflect the final price paid, after ALL applicable taxes, so factor that into my prices)
Whadda ya think?!?!?!?!?!?
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by MurphyDawg on Thu Apr 4 21:35:17 2002 (server time).</FONT></P>