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    Gentleman Jack

    Sipping some Gentleman Jack right now, though it is a little early.
    I'm still VERY far from a whiskey connoissuer, but I like this particular pour.

    Good nose and it finishes well with almost no harsh aftertaste. I wish it was a higher proof, though.

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    Re: Gentleman Jack

    Gentleman Jack is extremely good if you like Bananas. And I like bananas like a chimp. It has a distinctive fried Banana chip taste to it.

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    Re: Gentleman Jack

    IIRC, GJ is filtered 3 times. IMO, too much of the original taste of the product is lost.
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    Re: Gentleman Jack

    Quote Originally Posted by mozilla View Post
    IIRC, GJ is filtered 3 times. IMO, too much of the original taste of the product is lost.
    Filtered twice, actually.

    In any case, I've had one bottle and I was quite impressed. I would probably buy it again.

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    Re: Gentleman Jack

    This is my favorite JD offering...

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    Re: Gentleman Jack

    Quote Originally Posted by mozilla View Post
    IIRC, GJ is filtered 3 times. IMO, too much of the original taste of the product is lost.
    (orange italics bold MY EMPHASIS!!! )

    that might be a good thing...

    but all kidding aside, i am now finishing this little bottle off in 3 days easily because it is too easy to down. like candy. almost.

    and i have to add, i am still intrigued by this non-bourbon southern whiskey...

    aside from the established plantain/banana presence and butterscotch, i am actually catching odd WHIFFS of pecans.....

    = pralines

    ....now what about folks who have never tasted bananas or pralines.......what would they experience?

    the question arises:

    the Tabula Rasa tongue??????
    Last edited by polyamnesia; 11-08-2007 at 15:51.
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    Re: Gentleman Jack

    Quote Originally Posted by CrownVicLX View Post
    Sipping some Gentleman Jack right now, though it is a little early.
    I'm still VERY far from a whiskey connoissuer, but I like this particular pour.

    Good nose and it finishes well with almost no harsh aftertaste. I wish it was a higher proof, though.
    Ditto on the higher proof. I do not like JD. However, I wanted to buy a bottle of whiskey to keep at my parents house. I also wanted to get something that my brother-in-law would like as well. Since he does like JD I decided (after consulting this site, of course) to get a bottle of GJ. I was pleasantly surprised. It seems that the extra run through the charcoal gives it a really nice heavy-on-the-char taste... which I like. I'd certainly buy it again. Now, if only I can get my brother-in-law into real whiskey!
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    Re: Gentleman Jack

    The 375ml size is on sale here in PA for $10.59 out the door until the end of the month. That makes it a pretty good deal.
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    Re: Gentleman Jack

    Quote Originally Posted by AVB View Post
    The 375ml size is on sale here in PA for $10.59 out the door until the end of the month. That makes it a pretty good deal.

    you got that right!

    it's almost too drinkable! very butterscotchy; no hinting at it! not a bad thing...(just no challenge or subtle nuances).

    how does it compare to the barrel select?
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    Re: Gentleman Jack

    I was given a bottle of this a few days ago in return for a favor I did for a friend. Never had it before, but I tried it and agree that it's very smooth, but not too much going on. To me the JD flavor is still there, I could have pegged it as JD in a blind test I bet, but it's mellowed to a much more drinkable (ok, very drinkable) state than regular black label JD. I also agree that it would be better at a higher proof. Does anyone know how many years they age GJ?

 

 

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