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Jack Daniels - Honey
Advantages: Lovely honeyed liqueur
Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey
I bought my partner a bottle of this Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey drink for his birthday after hearing rave reviews from my friends and because he does enjoy the odd Jack Daniels original No 7 drink. I am not a fan of the Tennessee whiskey but have to admit really enjoyed this honey flavoured drink.
Jack Daniel's is produced in Tennessee and is the world's best selling whiskey drink. The first distillery was opened in 1875 and has been owned by the Brown-Forman Corporation since 1956.
The Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey bottle is the same size (700 ml) and shape as the classic Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey. This is a square chunky glass with curved corners that is quite heavy to hold. Three quarters of the bottle is this square shape that then goes into a thin neck with a screw on and off plastic lid. On the rim of the bottle etched onto each side is the Jack Daniel's signature. The drink was apparently introduced in 2008, but I have only recently seen it in the supermarkets.
To look at the Tennessee Honey liqueur is a much lighter colour than the whiskey version, it has a lovely golden shade much like regular honey. The drink is perhaps slightly thicker than the whiskey too, though it is not at all syrupy in texture, just smooth and rich.
On opening the bottle you can immediately smell the sweet and nutty flavours coming through from the drink, with a base note of whiskey. The smell is what persuaded me to originally have a nip, as the smell of Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey knocks me sick - but this smells lovely and honeyed.
This is recommended to drink as a chilled shot, though we just keep ours in our drinks cupboard with all of our other spirits and all of the bars I have seen it in also keep it on the counter rather than in the fridge and so served at room temperature. I also think the honey flavour comes out a lot more in a warmed version.
On pouring the drink you can smell the lovely honey flavours on top of the whiskey. The taste of this drink is just delicious, it is sweet and rich with honey flavours. These flavours hit your taste buds initially, which is then followed by the fiery whiskey flavour which I don't find too strong at all. The taste is very smooth and deep. As I say I am not a whiskey drinker or fan, but this is a totally mellowed down version which is rich and warming. It still has the Jack Daniel's maple flavour there for those who do like the original whiskey, don't worry!
Jack says that you can also have this as a mixed drink - with soft drink such as lemonade and ginger beer. However I find it is perfect as a rich pick me up or post dinner beverage.
ABV 35 % volume.
I purchase a 700 ml bottle of this from Tesco for an introductory price of £18, which I thought was a decent price, it is currently priced at £19 so not too much of a jump. I think I have had about as much of the bottle as my partner, very bad form considering it was a present for him!
Summary: I can highly recommend this drink for both whiskey fans and non-whiskey drinkers
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