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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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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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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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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.

wow. my palate must be accurate...just reported in the what are you drinking tonight thread, i said

"first big sensation is butter or butteriness...would this simply be regular JD watered down (with good water!) and a pad of Amish butter???? nah...but it's really nice, almost BUTTERSCOTCHy....and, yes, i am sensing sauteed plantains or fried green bananas....

this is pretty much liquid stealth candy.

nice. very nice. when i am in the mood for something that isn't too complex at all, but interesting enough. and i know it won't bite me.

impressive! at least in the sense that i was expecting something TOTALLY different. maybe that's the key to this first pour.

i still prefer a real love bite in my whiskey and bourbons, but this is different enough. and now i am interested in the barrel select version of JD...."

:)

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I find it to most reminiscent of apple cider...

i tried again and i sense that since you mention it. it's got a few things going on. nothing too complex or too simple. interesting bottle for sure.

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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??????

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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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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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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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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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If smoothness was a goal Bedford & co certainly achieved it. At 100 proof I'd pay the premium but at 80 I won't. Again.

Regards,

Squire

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We just got re-stocked on this, and it has a very attractive new bottle and label:

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Too bad it's still only 80 proof, though. :frown:

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Crash, does the pretty bottle and new label come with a price increase?

Squire

Good question, Squire. I'll have to check and get back to you on that. I don't THINK that the price went up, though.

*Edit: Well, the last time we bought it in 2006, we sold it for $23.99. Now we have to sell it for $25.99. Not sure if this had anything to do with the new package or not, but it wouldn't surprise me.

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