Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Barrel Proof Rye Review

Review by Mark Pringle |
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84 Highly Rated Bourbon General Review of Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Barrel Proof Rye

When the Jack Daniels distillery notified the world that they were releasing a single barrel barrel-proof rye, it instantly shot to the top of my list of whiskeys to purchase. I had previously purchased Jack Daniel's 2020 Single Barrel Special Release Barrel Proof Rye, which was exceptional. I hoped this permanent release was not too far behind the special release. After my initial tasting, I was pleasantly surprised that this Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Barrel Proof Rye, which was to be a permanent extension of Jack Daniel's single barrel collection, was not too far behind the Special Release in the tasting experience. Anyway, here is my review. 

Jack Daniels Single Barrel Rye Barrel Proof

Rating: 84


Ratings breakdown based on a 100 point scale.

  • 90-100 Exceptional
  • 80-89 Very Good
  • 70-79 Average
  • 60-69 Below Average
  • 50-60 Drain Pour

Detailed Tasting Notes

Nose Review - Rating: 83

The nose of Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Barrel Proof Rye starts off dark, thick, and chewy with only a little bit of ethanol. Dark brown sugar and molasses notes. Initially, there were some dark fruits, particularly black cherry, but that went away quickly. Before that, when I first nosed the whiskey, I got notes of dried figs. The ethanol occasionally tingles your nose hairs, but that goes away afterward and does not detract from the overall aroma. Again, figs, oak, and a little rhubarb.

Palate Review - Rating: 84

The palate features dusty and dark caramelized brown sugar and heat. Once it reaches the mid-palate, it changes to salted blackstrap molasses with a sweat-smokey toasty oak flavor. This Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Barrel Proof Rye tasting has a good bit of heat but drinks lower than its 137-proof.

Finish Review - Rating: 81

The finish is a dry blackstrap molasses with a moderately lengthy and warm-to-hot finish that goes a little dry at the end of this Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Barrel Proof Rye tasting.

Uniqueness Review - Rating: 82

The unique, toasted oak, and charcoal mellowed Jack Daniels profile is evident on this single barrel rye.

Value Review - Rating: 87

I paid $59.99 when Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Barrel Proof Rye hit the shelves. Today, months later, I occasionally see it at $69.99 but more often at $99.99. Still, $59.99-69.99 is a great price for this exceptional product.

Author: Mark Pringle
Smell IS taste. I am just a guy who has been hit with the bourbon bug and who has come to the conclusion that life is too short to drink average tasting bourbons. Go Gators!
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