Tennessee whiskey brand Jack Daniel’s has released a limited edition American single malt finished in oloroso Sherry casks, the Spirit Business reports.
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. It is 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.
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.
But this is not the only recent accomplishment by Tennessee whiskey. Earlier Jack Daniel’s producer Brown-Forman has announced that it has reached an agreement to purchase the Venezuelan Diplomático Rum brand and related assets.