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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Gentleman Jack: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by Calandro's Supermarket

Gentleman Jack
Our Raise a Glass crew recently scored a Tennessee Whiskey from the Jack Daniels distillery: Gentleman Jack.  Claiming to be a "rare" Tennessee Whiskey, this 80 proof elixir is most definitely palatable.  The nose is mellow with aromas of honey and maple.  The taste presents itself with very smooth tones of oak and vanilla.  It is pleasant, easy drinking, and ultimately rather boring.  Especially on the finish where, being a gentleman, the whiskey departs without lingering at the door for a kiss.  As far as balance and complexity goes, the charcoal filtering took too much away as the whiskey lacks any interesting mix of flavors.  It is boring... smooth and simple, but boring.  If you're looking for a cross between a bourbon and a Canadian whiskey, maybe you'll really enjoy it.  If you're looking for complex and intriguing whiskies, look elsewhere.

Gentleman Jack

67.5 Average Score


Whisk(e)y Wednesday is a blog post series on Bite and Booze sponsored by Calandro's Supermarket. Calandro's has one of Baton Rouge's best selections of bourbon, Scotch, and other whisk(e)ys as well as wine and craft beer. WW is created and rated by the hosts of Raise a Glass. Scores are marked for Nose, Taste, Finish, and Balance and Complexity using our own propriatary scoring system. Marks are then added and averaged, leaving us with a final score out of a 100 point scale. Our scale should be looked at on the full range of 0-100 rather than an academic range where 70 is passing and anything less is failing. A 50 should be considered a very mediocre whisk(e)y while anything below 20 is absolute horse piss and anything above 90 is rather extraordinary.