*Barrel Proof Ranges From 107 proof to 140 proof
As Master Distiller at Jack Daniels, Jeff Arnett has the enviable task of drilling and tasting all of the individual barrels. It has been his wish to share the experience, that of enjoying Jack Daniels Whiskey uncut and un-filtered in its purest form that evolved into the launch of this unique and incredible expression.
Jack Daniels Barrel Proof is Jack Daniel’s' first ever barrel strength whiskey joining ranks with Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select to become the second in the highly acclaimed and much coveted Single Barrel Collection.
The mash bill is made from the same fine grains and is mixed with same cave spring water that is used in all Jack Daniels whiskies. It has been fermented with J’D’s proprietary yeast blend and crafted using the same 150 year old sour mash process. Enriching the whiskey with its signature mellow smokiness and deep, complex aroma and flavor profile attained as it permeates drop by precious drop through 10 feet of mapled charcoal.
After this slow filtration Barrel Proof has been aged in exactly the same way, stored in charred white American oak barrels forged by JD’s own coopers and resting in the upper floors of J.D’s Lynchburg, Tennessee rick house. Here the barrels are exposed to extreme temperature variations over many seasons, the liquid inside interacting with the wood as it heats and cools, pulling and pushing the liquid through, in and out of the wood grain during a natural process heightening the contrasts and nuances, enriching it even further.
These years of expertise and care have transcended to become Jack Daniel’s Barrel Proof, an expression that takes JD’s trademark sweet vanilla and toasted oak experience and metamorphoses it to a whole new level of bourbon drinking enjoyment. In its nature, every fully matured barrel delivers a whiskey that is slightly different, each with its own distinctive and diverse intensity and complexity however all come with the exceptionally smooth finish that is key in such a superior quality toasted charred oak barrel aged bourbon.
Unique, robust and bold, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Collection Barrel Proof ranges from 107-140 proof and will delight the palate of all Jack Daniel’s enthusiasts.