The second, but most interesting entrant, into JD’s new Bonded line, is Jack Daniel’s Triple Mash Whiskey. And not just because it’s new, but because it reveals something interesting about Jack I didn’t know. They’ve been playing around with making American Single Malt for at least four years.
This Triple Mash is made by blending together bonded versions of the standard Jack Daniel’s, their Straight Rye and a bonded American Single Malt. This last component threw me for a second and I had to re-read it. I wasn’t expecting to see that, but it made me even more curious and excited to dig in. Especially seeing how much I enjoyed the Bonded.
Now, let’s get to drinkin’!
Jack Daniel’s Triple Mash Whiskey – Details and Tasting Notes
Style: Blended Whiskey (Straight)
Region: TN, USA
Distiller: Jack Daniel’s (Brown-Forman)
Blend: American Single Malt, Rye, Tennessee (Bonded Straight)
Cask: New Charred Oak
Age: 4+ Years
Jack Daniel’s Triple Mash Whiskey Price: $30*
“A blend of three straight Bottled-in-Bond Whiskeys – Jack Daniel’s American Malt, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye and Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey. Its unique flavor is bottled at 100 proof.” – Jack Daniel’s
Jack Daniel’s Triple Mash Whiskey Tasting Notes
Dried cherries sweet cream, vanilla, oak, cornflakes, and some malty sweetness and copper.
Sweet, nuanced, heavy, fun… I like it.
Dried cherries, sweet cream, vanilla, orange zest, oak, copper, roasted grain, baking spice, and a slight tannic bite.
Complex and delicious, I ended up drinking my first glass of this way too fast.
Med-long -> Roasted grain, caramel, dried fruit, and malty sweetness.
BALANCE, BODY and FEEL
Well-balanced, medium-full body, warm lightly oily feel.
Jack Daniel’s Triple Mash Whiskey – Overall Thoughts and Score
Nuanced and complex… I’ve found the JD I would actually buy. And that’s not because it doesn’t taste or smell like JD, it does. The Jack Daniel’s essence isn’t lost, it’s easily found, it’s just coming through lighter and is a component of this interesting whole. Tasting this also now has me incredibly curious about their straight single malt.
I’ve tasted plenty of the regular Jack and plenty of their rye, which I kinda like, but the single malt is a new mystery. Though that mystery obviously still has that Jack signature on it and I’m curious about it as a stand-alone whiskey. But, getting back to the combined whole, I’m really digging this Jack Daniel’s Triple Mash Whiskey, it’s one I’m likely to keep around.
SCORE: 4/5 (good, definitely recommend ~ B+ | 87-89)
*Disclosure: The bottle for this Blended Straight Whiskey review was graciously sent to me by the company without obligation. The views, opinions, and tasting notes are 100% my own.
Jack Daniel’s Triple Mash Whiskey Review