Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire
Herbal/Spice Liqueurs — Tennessee, USA
Reviewed November 19, 2020 (edited February 27, 2023)
Nose: Cinnamon flavoured chewing gum or sweets. Palate: Sickly sweet arrival. Mildly warm cinnamon, but much less intense than expected. It starts low and easy, builds a little in intensity, then falls away. That’s it. There is no “development” in the accepted sense. Finish: Short. Trace cinnamon. A mild buzz in the aftertaste. Like the Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey this is more a liqueur than a whisky – in fact even more so. Cinnamon is the sum total of the experience, and it’s not even a particularly intense encounter. It’s not as horrific as I had thought it might be but in the long run it seems trivial. It does not have the complexity of a good liqueur, nor does it have the personality of a good whiskey – in fact any whiskey presence is completely masked and this may as well be based on neutral spirit. The aroma and flavour are so generic and engineered it reminds me more of a mass-produced soft drink than anything that should issue from a distillery. Hell would have to freeze over and I’d be doing axels on the ice for Old Nick before I’d buy a bottle of this. Tasted from a 50ml distillery miniature. “Pointlessly Poor - why does this exist?” : 60/100 (1 star)
50.0 AUD per Bottle
I like some cinnamon flavor in my bourbon, but I don't get the appeal of cinnamon whiskey.
The best thing about JD Fire is that it comes in the pocket 100ml size, so you can always grab one on the fly and have a reminder of why you really don't like this stuff at all! Also it's a reminder that not only Jim and Evan but Jack waste perfectly good whiskey by pouring crap in it.