Jack Daniel's Brings "Heritage Barrel" Single Barrel Back For 2019 - The Whiskey Wash

Jack Daniel’s Brings “Heritage Barrel” Single Barrel Back For 2019

By Nino Marchetti / October 22, 2019

The Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey brand last year released its Single Barrel “Heritage Barrel” offering, drawn from barrels that had been toasted and matured at a lower entry point “in the uppermost reaches of one of the highest elevated barrelhouses in Lynchburg, Tennessee.” It is now back with the second limited run of this expression.

The Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel “Heritage Barrel” offering, according to those behind it, is drawn from fewer than 200 barrels. It was aged specifically in barrels “crafted in the classic style used by Jack Daniel himself in the company’s earliest days,” which seems to be reflective of what’s mentioned above.

The difference for this year is that this whiskey has “an extra year aged at the highest altitude of the Jack Daniel Distillery’s warmest barrelhouse,” delivering what’s said to be “a greater depth of color and character for fans of the original run to enjoy.”

Jack Daniel's Heritage Barrel 2019

Jack Daniel’s Heritage Barrel 2019 (image via Jack Daniel’s)

“The second release of Heritage Barrel will be everything that the first issue was, and then some,” said Jack Daniel’s master distiller Jeff Arnett in a prepared statement. “As the angels share grows, each drop becomes more precious and this whiskey is guaranteed to not disappoint.”

As it stands now plans call for the release to hit retail shelves nationwide this month for around $65 per 750 ml bottle. Very limited official tasting notes speak of “rich vanilla, oak spice and sweet caramel flavors” that are a result of the barrel toasting that goes on.