Jack Daniels’ Tennessee Whisky is a really interesting product.
First of all, it’s made in the oldest registered distillery in the United States. Another feature totally unique to Jack Daniels is that individual batches are not dated. Instead, master tasters at the distillery test each batch and barrel of whisky to determine its quality.
Although it follows all of the rules required to be classified as a Bourbon, there is an extra step included, which makes Jack Daniels not a bourbon, but a Tennessee Whisky. That final process is to filter the whiskey through maple charcoal before bottling.
Strangely enough, Jack Daniel’s is actually made in a dry county — yep, it’s totally illegal to sell alcohol there. The Distillery gets around this crazy law by selling bottles of whiskey for ‘decorative’ purposes. Ironically, the Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Distillery is the primary source of revenue for Moore’s County, and the distillery actually employs 371 people; six more than Lynchburg’s entire population of only 365 people. Nevertheless, the location of the distillery has certainly not affected the drink’s popularity, with it being a household name around the world.
However, it has to be said that one of the most interesting (and impressive) things about Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey is the fact that it blends well with a huge variety of flavors, making it the perfect addition to almost any cocktail.
A classic Kentucky cocktail is given a smooth Tennessee twist with the inclusion of double mellowed Gentleman Jack.
This drink is definitely more than just lemonade. It’s a cool and refreshing drink perfect for hot summer days and BBQ evenings. Homemade lemonade will make this drink even more delicious, or try it with this lavender infused lemonade for something a little different.
Jack Daniel actually created the silver cornet band to draw crowds to Lynchburg Square and his two saloons, and his passion for music certainly lives on in this recreation of the classic cocktail served at the Hard Rock Cafe. Definitely best paired ‘Hard Rock’ style with a homemade sriracha bacon burger and these mini crispy loaded potato bites.
A true southern staple, this drink is yet another perfect for enjoying in the summer sunshine. Plus, with all the potential health and beauty benefits of tea, it’s hard to say no to this one.
Whiskey and ginger is a popular combination for a reason. But when you add the indulgent smoothness of Gentleman Jack into the mix, something truly magnificent is created.
A drink as vibrant as this one is guaranteed to impress at your next cocktail party. Serve alongside these boozy rainbow shots to continue the colourful theme throughout the evening.
A twist on the well-known Moscow Mule, this drink is traditionally served in a copper mug because it keeps the drink colder for longer without watering it down with too much ice.
The combination of tart cherry juice, sweet, almondy amaretto and a hit of Jack Daniels Whiskey creates a cocktail that goes down far too easily .
Probably one of the most famous cocktails around, the Manhattan cocktail is a standard drink at almost every cocktail bar in existence. There are so many ways to mix up this classic drink. You can create a Rob Roy simply by swapping out the Jack Daniels for Scotch, or make a Cuban Manhattan with rum instead of whiskey.
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11. Coconut Jack
This is the ideal cocktail for sipping on a beach in the Caribbean sunshine. But, if like me you can’t travel quite that far this summer, it’s also okay to enjoy this one at a summer themed party or bbq at home.
12. Whiskey Sour
The whiskey sour has a long history, being one of the original drinks in the now iconic Jerry Thomas’ Bartender’s Guide from 1862. It was also, at one stage, the official drink of the 184-year-old Jefferson Literary and Debating Society at the University of Virginia. However, it’s ancient roots does not mean that this is a drink for frumpy old men. In fact, quite the opposite is true, the whiskey sour is definitely timeless and classy, particulary when made with Jack Daniels.
The clue is in the name with this one, a super sugary drink that should definitely be enjoyed sparingly. The addition of ice cream to jack daniels makes this the perfect drink to be enjoyed in place of a dessert.
Everyone loves shots at a party, and these are no exception. The addition of Blue Curacao gives this drink its fantastically bright colour, and makes the strong hit of Jack Daniels quite a surprise.
15. Hot Blooded
While it might seem an unusual concoction, this jalapeno, Jack Daniels, and blood orange cocktail will certainly tingle your tastebuds, in a good way. If you can’t get enough of the spicy and sweet combo, try this spicy margarita.