Tennessee whiskey brand Jack Daniel’s has released a limited edition American single malt finished in oloroso Sherry casks.
Launched as part of the brand’s Special Release series, the new whiskey is made with a 100% malted barley grain bill, a first for the Tennessee distillery.
The 2022 limited edition Special Release from Jack Daniel’s features American single malt whiskey twice barrelled, and is bottled straight from Sherry casks at 53%-53.9% ABV.
To create the expression, the distiller begins with 100% malted barley that was fermented and distilled in Lynchburg, Tennessee. The whiskey passes through Jack Daniel’s traditional charcoal mellowing process, followed by maturation in new, charred American white oak barrels for at least four years.
It is then finished for an additional two years in oloroso Sherry casks from the Antonio Páez Lobato Cooperage in Jerez, Spain.
“Our Special Release series highlights our ongoing innovations and exceptional whiskeys from the Jack Daniel Distillery, and I’m excited to share this expression as our team set out to craft an American single malt that’s uniquely Jack Daniel’s,” said master distiller Chris Fletcher.
“The combination of maturing in oak barrels and finishing in Sherry casks produces incredible complexity and provides a full-bodied and sophisticated whiskey experience. We’ve never crafted a whiskey like this in Lynchburg and can’t wait to share it with our friends.”
The liquid offers an aroma of soft oak, fruit and cocoa, followed by flavours of caramel, vanilla, chocolate-covered nuts and berries, with a subtle Sherry finish.
Jack Daniel’s Twice Barrelled Special Release American Single Malt will be available across the US in limited quantities from November, priced at US$70 per 700ml bottle.
Brown-Forman-owned Jack Daniel’s is also planning to release a global travel retail-exclusive American single malt finished in Sherry casks in June 2023.
The new product comes several months after the US government’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) published its proposed standards for American single malt.