Whiskey Review: Jack Daniel's Tennessee Apple - The Whiskey Wash

Whiskey Review: Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple

Editor’s Note: This whiskey was provided to us as a review sample by Brown-Forman. This in no way, per our editorial policies, influenced the final outcome of this review. It should also be noted that by clicking the buy link towards the bottom of this review our site receives a small referral payment which helps to support, but not influence, our editorial and other costs.

Following in the footsteps of their Honey and Cinnamon flavored releases, Jack Daniel’s last year released Tennessee Apple. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple has joined the likes of Jim Beam Apple and Crown Royal Regal Apple as spirit-mixer liaison for your seasonal beverage classics, such as spiked apple cider, or an apple jack.

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple combines the classic no. 7 recipe with an in-house apple flavored liqueur made from a blend of real apples, clocking in at 35% ABV. Following the success of their other flavored additions, Jack Daniel’s has sought to increase interest among casual whiskey drinkers.

“Mr. Jack was known for being an innovator and always exploring how to do things differently, including adding different flavors and ingredients,” said Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller Jeff Arnett, at the time of this whiskey’s release. “Tennessee Apple couples the character of our Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey with the taste of crisp, green apples. It’s like a freshly picked apple in a glass of Jack.”

I’m going to go out on a limb and guess this is a sweet mixer, full of that “Classic Apple” taste.

Jack Daniel's Tennessee Apple

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple (image via Brown-Forman)

Tasting Notes: Jack Daniels Tennessee Apple

Vital Stats: 35% ABV (70 proof); blend of Jack Daniels Old no. 7 and apple liqueur;  available in 50 ml, 375 ml, 750 ml and 1-liter bottle sizes; 750 ml prices around $27.

Appearance: Golden mahogany

Nose: There it is, that classic green apple candy blast. Just a touch of vanilla and caramel.

Palate: That green apple dominates the palate as it does the nose. More going on here including some classic Old no. 7 notes of butterscotch, caramel, and vanilla. Finish is brief with a caramel apple sweetness.

The Takeaway

Summary

I had a good idea of what to expect here; green apple flavor for days. I wouldn't reach for it regularly, but fun for mixing at parties.  It actually exceeded my expectations for the fact that the apple flavoring wasn't as overly artificial tasting.

3.5
User Rating 5 (2 votes)
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