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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Jack Daniel's Gold Medal 1954 Review


I have to start off this review by saying how much I like this whiskey. I bought it after a long and hard day a few weeks ago and since then I have consumed two whole bottles. OK, not all by myself, but mostly. In fact, I saved the last finger or two of the second bottle just for this review - I like to taste and write my reviews at the same time since I don't have a good memory from all the drinking.

From the picture you can see the beautiful honey amber color this whiskey has, but you can't really tell how deep those hues are. The first time I poured myself a glass, I filled the entire air around me with notes of banana and honey. At first I was surprised how aromatic this whiskey was, but now that I am used to it, I get ready every time I pour a glass. Up close notes of vanilla, leather and cinnamon spice add to the already amazing aroma.

The whiskey is rather oily and swirling it in a glass will decorate the insides with tears slowly rolling back down to the amber sea of deliciousness. As expected, the whiskey coats your tongue and the inside of your mouth with its thick goodness. Sweet honey notes with hints of banana and vanilla start off the taste which is then followed by charcoal and cinnamon spice. The finish amplifies the end of the taste with a nice cinnamon bite and a bit of smokiness and lingers for a while.

This is by far the best whiskey I have had so far this year...OK, true, we are only in March, but this is damn good and one of the best ones you can get from the LCBO at this time.

Scores:
Cost - $39.95 for a 750 mL bottle
Taste - 9/10
ABV - 40%

Overall - 9/10...amazing aroma with a fantastic taste

4 comments:

  1. Is this available in retail outlet?

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    1. Not sure. In Ontario it is available through the LCBO.

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    2. Hi, is this a blend like no 7 or is it single barrel? I didn't like JD single barrel.

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    3. Good question. I wasn't able to find out.

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