Named after Nathan “Nearest” Green, the former slave who’s credited with teaching Jack Daniels how to distill, Uncle Nearest 1856 is a sourced Tennessee whiskey – which they’ve been upfront in disclosing. They have some of their own whiskey which is their Silver Whiskey that they, or someone they’re contracting with, has distilled and will… Continue!
I love George Dickel. It’s no secret I’m a big fan of the awesome whiskey they put out so when the good folks at GD asked me if I’d like to try the new George Dickel 17 Years I was elated. It’s the oldest whiskey that’s ever been released by the distillery and brings out… Continue!
George Dickel Cascade Hollow was introduced in 2007 as a stopgap to help alleviate the shortage of George Dickel 8 that started to happen around late 2006. This shortage was largely a result of the distillery being shut down from 1999-2003 due to a combination of supply exceeding demand and a wastewater issue. Though it… Continue!
At this point I’ve covered just about every current George Dickel offering with the exception of the 9 year single barrel and the 14 year single barrel and today we’re knocking the George Dickel 9 year Single Barrel off the list. I know I say this every time I do a single barrel review, but… Continue!
Ever wonder how that delicious delight we know as George Dickel is made? Well wonder no more because The Whiskey Jug has got you covered! We’ve been selected to be part of the Dickel Dirty Dozen which means we’re getting access to some exclusive content like the custom made video below where Dickel’s National Brand… Continue!
George Dickel 12 is one of the most surprising whiskeys I’ve had lately. Might sound a bit weird to say because it’s not a special edition or anything, but sometimes I’ll put off picking up a whisky to review because I’ve had it at the bar or a friend’s house a couple of times and… Continue!
Ooooh George Dickel 8. You’re not 8 years old (more like 4-6), but you are the classic. The standby that has always been there and been ready and willing to supply that high corn Tennessee whiskey fix (except for a brief shortage in mid 2007 – early 2008 due to a shut down from 99-03). I’ve enjoyed… Continue!
The George Dickel Barrel Select is pretty tasty stuff and with each batch being made from just 10 hand selected barrels you’re going to get a bit of variety in your bottle from batch to batch. Not nearly as much as you get with something like a Four Roses Single Barrel, but with batches blended… Continue!
What does it take to turn Jack Daniel’s into a Gentleman? Well for starters it gets a second sugar maple charcoal filtering… and that’s it. Sure they might pick slightly better barrels that may have aged in slightly more premium spots in the rick house (barrel warehouse), but that’s pure conjecture and really it’s just… Continue!
I get why Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 is so popular. It’s not just a whiskey, it’s a symbol of rebellious freedom and doing things your own way. It’s as American as apple pie and has a very staunch division of fans and haters that’s all it’s own. It’s also a well oiled garage rock… Continue!