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  1. #11
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    Re: Jack of All Nations

    Hey, is JD all that bad for, say, Spaghetti sauce?
    Well, probably not, but all I can tell you is you have to ask yourself what flavors you're actually adding. If you dislike JD, will you like the added flavor(s) it adds to the sauce? But you're right--in a thick sauce it would probably be camoflauged so much that it wouldn't matter. But if so, does the JD really help?


  2. #12
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    Re: Jack of All Nations

    OCO,
    don't cook with it if you wouldn't drink it.

    Absolutely...
    The basic flavor of the Bourbon is all that's left once the alcohol is cooked out. If you didn't like that to begin with, it most likely won't enhance your food.
    Bj

  3. #13
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    Re: Jack of All Nations

    Jack Daniels success in MOHO is clearly attributed to customer interaction. No other brand has as much fun with their customers. The Tennessee Squires Club (of which I am a new member) is one example of this connection between the company and the consumer. Other examples are the JD BBQ Cook-off, the JD product newsletter and their sponsership of various events. They relate to everyone from buisness execs. to the rednecks (my catagory) at the back yard BBQ. It's simple salesmanship. It works for Jack the same way it works for Bud. I drink both.
    Cholly
    "be seen drinking what you like, not what you'd like to be seen drinking"

  4. #14
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    Re: Jack of All Nations

    Jack Daniels... No other brand has as much fun with their customers.
    I agree! My wife and I have been on most of the bourbon distillery tours. Most of those were pretty good. However, we got the best tour and tour guide at Jack Daniels distillery, at our one and only visit. The tour guide was so funny and so knowledgeable! We had wished the tour would have lasted all day, or maybe two days! The tour guide even made me want to start drinking Jack. But, when I got home and decided to try Jack, again, I remembered why I didn't like it.

    I think the charcoal filtering takes out the taste! There is something missing, or something distasteful that is added to Jack. Would I drink it with Coke? You bet! Neat? No, thanks!

    Getting back to the tour... Everything was perfect! The distillery, the tour guide, the visitor's center, the little town down the street, etc. And you have to admit it; their logo is the most familiar one, possibly, on Earth!

    Thank goodness Van Winkle (and many other brands) doesn't get that popular, or we might not be able to buy any of these fine products!


  5. #15
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    Re: Jack of All Nations

    As I've detailed elsewhere, my experience at J.D. back in the 1970's was very similar to yours. For years afterward I actually thought I liked No. 7.

    Today I find it not lacking in taste, but distasteful (oily licorce?). Surprisingly, I still enjoy Gentleman Jack somewhat and J.D. Single Barrel a lot -- almost enough to justify the price, but not quite. I finished my first bottle a while back, and so far I haven't been tempted to replace it.

    Yours truly,
    Dave Morefield

  6. #16
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    Re: Jack of All Nations

    I guess I will have to try Gentleman Jack and/or J.D. Single Barrel.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Jack of All Nations

    If you tend to like lighter whiskey, I'd suggest the Gentleman Jack. If you prefer a real mouthful of flavor, then the more expensive Jack Daniel's Single Barrel may be more to your liking.

    JDSB is one of the few upper-shelf liqours that I've been able to try in a bar before making the commitment that buying a bottle (priced in the mid-$30 range around here) entails. Perhaps you will find that you can do the same.

    I really and truly intended to post tasting notes before I finished that bottle, but I could never get a handle on it. Most of the time the dominant flavor was dark fruit, like plums and cherries.

    Yours truly,
    Dave Morefield

  8. #18
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    Re: Jack of All Nations

    I've never really cared for JD black the few times I've tried it. I do like JD single , which tastes like the same flavor profile as JD black IMHO, but higher quality. My favorate is Gentleman Jack , which tastes like a whole different whiskey to me.

  9. #19
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    Re: Jack of All Nations


    Monster hit today for Jack in the NY Times: Whiskey's Kingdom (Pop. 361). The article also has nice things to say about premium bourbons and ryes. Check it out.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/17/di...b8210ba0cd93dc

    Cheers,

    Omar

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    Re: Jack of All Nations

    As it has been since 1866, every single drop of Jack Daniel's, seven million cases a year, is made here in Cave Spring Hollow, amid the gentle hills about 75 miles south of Nashville.
    Whiskey's Kingdom (Pop. 361), NYTimes, 3/17/04
    Not precisely true -- Prohibition was the law in Tennessee before it became the law nationwide. During the interim, Jack Daniel's production moved to St. Louis for a brief number of years (which I'm too lazy to look up).

 

 

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