American Whiskey - Tennessee Whiskey

Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey

Rating Information

  • Proof66 Rating
    596 / 904
    Rabble Rating
    3.8 / 5.0
    Price (USD)
    $23
    Proof
    80.0

Rating Description

Tier 1
This is a Tier 1 score in the Whiskey category. It means the spirit has won the highest recommendation at least once and probably many times.

Notes

Jack Daniel Distillery began in 1863 when Jack Daniel--working for one Dan Call--purchased the still he was working at when he was 13 years old. It was registered in 1866 giving rise to the claim of the "oldest distillery in the US." The still is located at a cave where "cave spring water" that is "virtually iron free" is used for making the whiskey.

Tennessee Whiskey (note: not bourbon) is filtered through "ten feet" of sugar maple charcoal, which "imparts a distinct smoothness" to the whiskey.

Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey is charcoal mellowed in the same way as the flagship label... but it receives the treatment twice or additionally "blessed" in the terms of the distillery. This makes it "the only whiskey in the world to be Charcoal Mellowed twice, giving it ultimate smoothness."

Wine Enthusiasts gave a good review to this whiskey in their 2011 review calling it "mouthwatering" and suggesting a pairing with a cigar.

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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Beverage Testing Institute

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Wine Enthusiast

  • 2004
  • 2011
Muncher (89)(2014-05-13)
Edith hit the nail on the head here. I think the people who really favor this stuff should just stick with their appletinis, fuzzy navels, and anything with sugar on the rim of the glass.
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dmarlow (15)(2014-03-09)
If you're a fan of Jack Daniels, you'll enjoy this bottle. If your looking to pick Jack, for a few bucks more than old #7, pick the gentleman.
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derkerderr (70)(2014-01-28)
It's very smooth. Not an overabundance of flavor but it's an easy drink. Around $23 at Sam's.
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Edith MaGoo (56)(2014-01-26)
I've had worse, but i don't like this at all and have no intentions of buying again. It's very bland. It's not too sweet and not too harsh, it's just nothing.There is nothing about this that makes it stand out.
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antiquecollector (27)(2014-01-08)
Lighter and smoother than regular old #7. A great drink!
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TomG2751 (25)(2013-09-03)

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NeatPour (169)(2013-08-06)
This is a good gift for a beginner friend who is just getting going in whisky land. He's smooth with a rather one dimensional taste but it's the smoothiness your friend will enjoy... once he's down with the smooth move him into something with a more moderate flavor profile.
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Dakota (136)(2013-07-24)
Its ok
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Allan (118)(2013-01-16)
If your going to spend more for Jack Daniels get the single barrel. Smoother but lacking some character. If your going top shelf do it right.
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midlantic1 (5)(2012-12-24)
Same as old #7 except for one difference. It gets a second run through the charcoal after it comes out of the barrel. So, it's quite a bit smoother than the original. This is good whne you have a large group of friends over, some of which, may not be whiskey drinkers. This is a perfect way to turn them on to the world of whiskies and burbons. I find this best with ice and a little water. It really bring out all the flavors and aromas. A must have in your home bar.
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bdehoog (73)(2012-11-20)
higher quality whiskey that is not worth the price. good smoothness but i its physically difficult for me to drink without gagging for some reason. not as good as george dickel 12 or single barrel.
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StanMemTn (81)(2012-09-10)
Wonderfully smooth. Truly a different expression than the original. I can't claim to prefer one over the other though. Due to the smoothness of the Gentleman, it lends itself better to all-alcohol cocktails. A 3-parts Gentleman Jack to 2-parts Sweet Lucy (a delicious liquer made from Kentucky bourbon but finished in Tennesse by Pritchard's) mixture is amazing; this type mixture also works well with Tuaca in place of the Sweet Lucy.
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Storcke (23)(2012-07-14)
Definitely a premium whiskey, but I drink whiskey for the flavors, not for how easily it slides down my throat. The nose is lemon zest with a little vanilla, and the taste is mild oak char, vanilla, and a little lemon zest; that's it. Filtered to the point that the flavor becomes very thin and watered down. If that's what you're after, more power to you, but I prefer stronger, more complex flavors.
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wwwebsurfer (4)(2012-04-20)
I prefer this over the regular Jack (for sipping, anyway) for it's supreme mellowness.  That harsh, raw aftertaste from traditional Jack Daniels is almost completely eliminated while leaving behind all the not-so-complex flavor everyone enjoys.  If you're mixing don't bother, but if you like to sip once and again this is definitely worth having in your cabinet.
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LiquorBox21X (25)(2012-03-27)
This is the smoothest whiskey I have tried.  Perfect intro to the world of whiskey.  Available in 50ml sampler so try it!!
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voldron (10)(2012-03-19)
Extremely mellow but almost to the point of being restrained. The charcol filtering really muttled a lot of the flavor that could be brought out in this whiskey. It's very drinkable but leaves much to be desired. If they had released this uncut I think this would quite nice. 
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jestaflash (1)(2011-08-03)
Mellow and very sippable
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wolverine2211 (5)(2011-05-18)
Me and a family member loved this so much that we pollished off a "fith" in an evening alone. My opinion, one of the best i have tried ever!
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TheSippingLife (111)(2011-03-15)
Definitely better than regular Jack Daniels, but a definite back seat to Jack Daniels Single Barrel. GJ has some good smoothness, and a good flavor. There are some rough edges though. Personally I think bourbon/American whiskey drinkers should start here with the Jack Daniels line.
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Irishman (245)(2010-11-24)
Most bars consider this a premium whiskey which means youll pay quite a bit more for it when youre out on the town. This whiskey goes very well with a nice cigar.
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ChrisCarlsson (326)(2010-09-18)
Much more fruity and complex than the No.7. While some may find the dryness/char of Tennessee Whiskey not to their liking as a beverage choice, this is a more mellow alternative.
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