Jack Daniel's Unaged Tennessee Rye
Jack Daniel's // Tennessee, USA
Jack Daniel’s Unaged Rye is the first distillate since Prohibition that the company has used a new grain recipe and the first ever where the lead grain has been rye. Bottled at 80 proof and available in limited release it is a must for those who enjoy great “White Dog” or raw distillate.
WhiteDistilled from a cereal mash bill comprised of any grain(s). Generally unaged except in the US, where it must age at least briefly in oak for an unspecified amount of time. Sometimes sold as "moonshine" although that is a misnomer.
"The first smell is as you might expect, nice and raw, smells like walking into a still house and doesn’t disappoint. Spicy up front and sweetens like raw sorghum syrup from the Amish countryside. An interesting character is the mouth feel; it is almost granular in texture, enticing your tongue to massage the roof of your mouth, which is why I gave the oily section a higher grade. Jack proves to be one of the better unaged ryes in a category growing in popularity across the country. For the cocktailer, look to use this as the base spirit instead when updating classic gin cocktails and in Daisies like the Sidecar. "