Spirit Type: Tennessee
Bottle size: 70cl
Made from a blend of Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey and a proprietary honey liqueur, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey is one of the more exciting new entries in the whiskey space since Maker’s 46.
Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey ($22 – 70 proof) – amber yellow, this liqueur looks a lot like a bottle of clover honey. The nose is sweet and spicy, with solid cinnamon notes and a light floral undertone. The entry opens with clear honey notes, which are quickly backed up by a perfect level of cinnamon. There’s more spice here than heat, dialing in the spice. The cinnamon fades in the mid-palate and gives way to a subtle milk chocolate note which lingers after a reasonably swift finish. There’s no heat in the finish, and for a sweet honey liqueur, it impressively doesn’t leave a heavy residue on the palate
Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey is one of the most drinkable whiskey-based liqueurs we’ve ever had. It manages to be sweet without stickiness, and it balances that sweetness with a lovely amount of cinnamon and spice. We were very surprised when we found out that this liqueur is 70 proof, as there is almost no alcohol burn whatsoever in the spirit. The Jack Daniel’s folks recommend drinking Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey chilled, which only serves to make it even easier to drink – it’s the kind of thing that leads to drinking half a bottle in a sitting. Jack Daniel’s has hit a home run with this liqueur, and we’re sure it will win a lot of people who are drinking or shooting other liqueurs.