Jack Daniel's Rested Tennessee Rye
Jack Daniel's // Tennessee, USA
The Rested Rye has spent two years in new charred American oak, which qualifies it as a straight rye whisky. Again available only in small batches, the rested rye remains a true teaching label. Showing the mass majority of new whiskey imbibers how a spirit changes in a barrel over the years.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"After two years in the barrel, the character of the rye is starting to show. The raw smell is pretty much gone and the beginning of the nose and front palate has started to resemble Demerara simple syrup with an extreme vanilla aroma. It retains the grainy texture midway through and finishes slightly smoky and rustic. I wouldn’t compare it to Overholt quite yet as the two whiskies aren’t comparable in any sense. I would put it up against others such as Journeyman’s Ravenswood Rye, with less of a kick at the end. It has a dominating spice of smooth black pepper from the mid-palate on back. I like it as a sipping whiskey, especially for someone looking to expand knowledge of how whiskey changes in a barrel as it ages."