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Since it was first released in 1866, Jack Daniel's has become a fixture in the world of whiskey. This historic brand is the first of its kind of be officially registered in the United States. In all of that time, from its founding up until the release of the Master Distiller Series, there have only been seven master distillers ever at the Jack Daniel's company. These men, each of whom helped make Jack Daniel's as great as it is today, are individually honoured thanks to a special edition of the whiskey they crafted and adored.
No. 2 in the Jack Daniel's Master Distiller Series celebrates Mr Jess Motlow, who had the unenviable task of leading the brand through the Prohibition era. After Jack Daniel's passed away, Jess Motlow took over, becoming the longest-serving master distiller since he was in charge of the distillery from 1911 to 1941. It is thanks to this man that the brand survived Prohibition. He was able to guard the recipe and reignite the stills after Prohibition was repealed.
Jack Daniel's Master Distiller Series No. 2 serves as an excellent homage to this man. Produced in Tennessee, this fine whiskey is made using a minimum of 51% corn and is aged in new charred barrels to give it a nice toasty flavour. Before ageing, the whiskey is filtered through maple charcoal, adding a new facet of flavour and elegance to the whole.
Elaboration of Jack Daniel's Master Distiller Series No.2
Jack Daniel's Master Distiller Series No.2
- Colour: Jack Daniel's Master Distiller Series No.2 is a warm medium caramel hue with orange highlights.
- Aroma: Black pepper, burnt toffee, charcoal, maple syrup, mint, oak, and plenty of vanilla make for a pungent and enticing nose.
- Taste: Chili, cumin, and peppercorns give ample spice, balanced by lemon curd, toffee apple, and vanilla sweetness. A maple-and-rye-forward finish with hits of crème Brulé and wood smoke make for an elegant variation on the original JD.
PRODUCER: Jack Daniel's is the best-selling American whiskey on the planet. Founded in 1875, since 1956 it has been owned by the Brown-Forman Corporation.
COUNTRY: United States.
PRODUCTION DETAILS: In the long history of Jack Daniel's, there have been just seven Master Distillers, which proves their expertise, and dedication to their craft and company. Part of the producer's tributary series, Jack Daniel's Master Distiller Series No.2 pays homage to Jess Motlow, who oversaw distilling throughout the eras of Prohibition and both World Wars, from 1911 to 1941. Jess was Jack's nephew, and the younger brother of Lem, to whom Jack left the business. The company was closed due to state and federal prohibitions, but Jess had an excellent memory for recipes and processes, and was able to pick up where they left off in 1937, giving the company invaluable continuity. This expression has been crafted with an eye to rye and a luxurious hit of maple along with a careful balance of spices from the ageing barrels.
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