Jack makes history with new twice barreled single malt whiskey

The Jack Daniel’s Distillery announced a new whiskey on Wednesday – the Twice Barreled Special Release American Single Malt Finished in Oloroso Sherry Casks. It’s the first 100 percent malted barely grain bill in over 150 years at the Lynchburg distillery. (Photo Courtesy of Jack Daniel’s Distillery)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — On Wednesday and for the first time in its storied history, the Jack Daniel Distillery introduced a 100 percent malted barley grain bill with the new Jack Daniel’s Twice Barreled Special Release American Single Malt Finished in Oloroso Sherry Casks. The 2022 limited edition Special Release features American Single Malt Whiskey twice barreled and bottled straight from sherry casks at 106.1 – 107.8 proof.

The whiskey begins with 100 percent malted barley that is ground, fermented and distilled in Lynchburg, Tennessee. Then, it passes through Jack Daniel’s traditional charcoal mellowing process before being matured in new, charred American white oak barrels for at least four years. The distillery finishes it for an additional two years in the finest quality Spanish Oloroso sherry casks from the Antonio Paez Lobato Cooperage before bottling at cask proof.

“Our Special Release series highlights our ongoing innovations and exceptional whiskeys from the Jack Daniel Distillery, and I’m excited to share this expression as our team set out to craft an American Single Malt that’s uniquely Jack Daniel’s,” said Chris Fletcher, Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller. “The combination of maturing in oak barrels and finishing in sherry casks produces incredible complexity and provides a full-bodied and sophisticated whiskey experience. We’ve never crafted a whiskey like this in Lynchburg and can’t wait to share it with our friends.”

According to the distillery, the Special Release American Single Malt Whiskey has an aroma of soft oak, fruit and cocoa. Flavors of caramel and vanilla are complemented by notes of chocolate-covered nuts and berries, with a subtle sherry finish.

{Editor’s Note: We’ll get a chance to taste the whiskey for ourselves on Monday during a tasting with Master Distiller Chris Fletcher. Look for that review in next week’s edition.}

Jack Daniel’s Twice Barreled Special Release American Single Malt will be available nationwide in limited quantities beginning in November at $70 for a 700 ml size. For more information, visit www.jackdaniels.com. •

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