Jack Daniel's Puts Forward Two More Tennessee Tasters Whiskeys - The Whiskey Wash

Jack Daniel’s Puts Forward Two More Tennessee Tasters Whiskeys

By Nino Marchetti / July 17, 2019

The Jack Daniel distillery has, in recent times, released a limited edition series of whiskeys in Tennessee that are experimental in nature and designed to “deliver unique and diverse experiences.” This line up is called the Tennessee Tasters’ Selection series and now the latest two bottlings, including a rather interesting cask strength rye, have been announced.

The two new Tennessee Tasters’ Selection offerings, according to those behind them, consists of Barrel Proof Rye, available starting now, and Reunion Barrel #2, which will be available come the fall. Specifics of each release as spelled out by Jack Daniel’s are as follows:

  • Barrel Proof Rye – a 127.6-proof whiskey reflective of the taste and quality of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye. Each charred-oak barrel provides a unique whiskey taste, with a 70 percent rye grain bill, complex fruity flavors and toasted oak notes.
  • Reunion Barrel #2 – a whiskey thick with vanilla and oak notes, finished in oatmeal stout beer barrels that give a creamy texture with hints of oats, coffee and chocolate-covered cherries.

“Our Master Tasters continue to amaze us throughout this series, and both Barrel Proof Rye and Reunion Barrel #2 are outstanding examples of that,” said Jack Daniel Master Distiller Jeff Arnett in a prepared statement. “We’re thrilled to release the first rye whiskey in this series through Barrel Proof Rye, which is sure to be a fan favorite for anyone who enjoys our Tennessee Rye. And we can’t wait for the fall release of Reunion Barrel #2, as the beer barrel finish is a new experiment that we can’t wait to share as a limited release.”

Jack Daniel's Barrel Proof Rye

Jack Daniel’s Barrel Proof Rye (image via Jack Daniel’s)

As it stands now plans call for both bottlings to be sold in 375 ml bottles for a price point of around $40 in limited quantities. Availability, like previous offerings from this series, is limited to the distillery and also select stores across Tennessee.