Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey has features that make it close to bourbon, but its distinctive features put it in a separate category – Tennessee Whiskey.
Preparation of Jack Daniel’s starts with a careful selection of high-quality corn, rye and barley malt. Is then added pure water from limestone source Cave Spring, to obtain a mixture, called “mash”. Jack Daniel’s is made in the traditional method of fermenting “sour mash process” – part of the previous slurry is used to create each new batch of whiskey.
After distillation of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey is filtered in a special way that gives it a unique flavor and distinguishes it from bourbon.
Whiskey seeps slowly, drop by drop, over-foot layer of charcoal from sweet maple. This part of the process of creating whiskey Jack Daniel’s turning into something more than bourbon with that special aroma and taste characteristic only Tennessee Whiskey.
Finally, Jack Daniel’s was aged in new, charred especially white oak barrels. While aging, whiskey increases and decreases in volume during different seasons, and thus is in constant exchange with the material they are made of barrels. Although the character of Jack Daniel’s already been built, this final polishing effect gives Jack Daniel’s Sour Mash Tennessee Whiskey amber and unikalen taste.
Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey is another special product Distillery Jack Daniel.
In keeping with tradition, every drop of this whiskey is filtered through maple charcoal, as well as in the preparation of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey. But Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey is the only whiskey in the world, which is refined twice this way: the first time – before being transferred to new oak barrels, and the second – after aging.
Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey is whiskey, which in the past has had the privilege of trying only Master Distiller (chief master distiller). Each bottle is chosen from a different barrel and taste it differs subtly from the others, to the delight of connoisseurs.
His real name was Jasper Newton Daniel – nicknamed Jack. Born in 1850 into a large family. He left his home only six, making whiskey from a Lutheran priest. Only 13-year-old Jack becomes the owner of the distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee that registered in 1866 The plant, which now bears his name, is the oldest registered distillery in the United States.
Still alive, Jack Daniel became the most famous producer of whiskey in America and seen with his own eyes how his whiskey gained world fame by winning two gold medals for international recognition.
According to one legend, Mr. Jack, as he affectionately called America, tried six different recipes to create a suitable mess and only the seventh proved to be perfect.
Jack Daniel died in 1911, leaving Distillery his nephew Lem Motlou who became the second Master Distiller in the history of Jack Daniel’s. Today, the whole process of preparation of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey is observed from the sixth Master Distiller of Jack Daniel’s time until today – Jimmy Bedford.