The Jack Daniel Distillery announces the nationwide release of the brand’s first-ever barrel strength offering within the Single Barrel Collection, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Barrel Proof.
The newest member of the Jack Daniel’s Family of Brands will hit shelves in August and will be available across the U.S.
Barrel Proof, ranging from 125 to 140 proof, is the Jack Daniel Distillery’s second offering in the Single Barrel Collection. The collection uses Jack Daniel’s charcoal-mellowing process.
Barrel Proof is crafted using the same cave spring water from the Jack Daniel’s Hollow, proprietary yeast and charcoal-mellowing process that’s been used in the distillery’s nearly 150-year-old Tennessee Whiskey recipe.
From there, the liquid enters a charred White American Oak barrel, forged within Jack Daniel’s cooperage and set to age in the upper regions of the barrelhouse. In this resting place, the whiskey is exposed to the extreme temperature variations that a Lynchburg, Tennessee season brings.
The interaction of the whiskey, the wood and the environment creates nuances from barrel to barrel to bring out distinct flavor profiles.
Barrel Proof takes the flavor range of sweet vanilla and toasted oak that has become the Jack Daniel’s trademark to a whole new level, according to the company.
The suggested retail price is approximately $65.00 per 750ml.
“As master distiller at Jack Daniel’s, I get the privilege of traveling to the top floors of our barrelhouses in Lynchburg and hand drilling individual barrels. This provides me the rare opportunity to taste Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey in its purest form; unfiltered and uncut,” said Jeff Arnett, Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller. “I’m always amazed at the intensity of the aromas and the deep amber colors, and yet at the same time, the exceptional smoothness of the whiskey at this higher proof point. After years of thinking about and discussing a barrel proof offering from Jack Daniel’s, we believe that now is the perfect time to make this available to all of our friends around the world.”