Monday, April 5, 2010
Jack Daniels Old No 7 Tennessee Whiskey Review
It is finally here, the Old No 7, but don't get too excited because this is only a 200 mL bottle, which as you can see is already half empty. The 200 mL bottle retails for $9.50 CAD while the 375 mL and 750 mL ones for $15.95 and $29.45 respectively.
The whiskey has a deep golden color and is quite greasy judging by swirling of the glass and the wall retention times. On the nose, the aroma is strong but with a lot of character - caramel, butter and wood from the aging process, oak perhaps. The whiskey does not feel as oily as it looks, and is sweeter than expected. The caramel jumps out right away and then comes a spicy note. Towards the end, some of the oak emerges and helps create a pleasant, mouth watering experience. The finish is not as long as with some premium spirits, but it is much, much better than most of the similarly priced whiskeys. Jack Daniel's Old No 7 is not the smoothest of the affordable whiskeys, but it sure is one of the best tasting ones.
Also, it is absolutely fantastic in Coke. The sweetness kicks the cocktail up a notch.
Cost - $9.50 for the 200 mL bottle, $15.95 for the 375 mL and $29.45 for the 750 mL one
Taste - 8.2/10
Overall - 8.2/10...one of the best affordable whiskeys