Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey Review

Next up in our series is Gentleman Jack.  Jack Daniel’s was the first whiskey I drank.  When I wanted to upgrade, I went to their Single Barrel.  Then it was off to bourbon.  In all these years, I never had the chance to try Gentleman Jack… until recently.  My buddy Rich nearly finished off a bottle and gave me the last couple of pours.

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Gentleman Jack gets the normal “Jack Daniel’s” charcoal filtration before aging in barrels.  Unlike Old No. 7, this also gets a second charcoal filtration after maturation.  It’s designed to be super-mellow.

I drank it neat in a glencairn glass, and it concentrated those classic Jack Daniel’s sweet vanilla and caramel aromas right up to my nose.  Sadly, it’s all downhill from here.  When I tasted it, I got what I can best describe as a thin, almost watered down Jack Daniels.  There’s no bite on this whatsoever.  The finish was quick and bittersweet.

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All my gripes about Gentleman Jack go against what the brand sees as it’s positives.  I tend to lean towards the richness in my whiskey.  I like a little bite, when it’s done right.  This particular whiskey is supposed to be super-mellow.  I know a lot of people who want just that.  Gentleman Jack has none of what I’m looking for in whiskey, but that’s a matter of personal taste.  I’d rather reach for a bottle of their Old No. 7 or their single barrel.

Smooth.  Maybe too smooth.

6.0/10

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