50 ml. | 80 proof
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- VN Vinous
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- OT Other Review Service
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
96 pts.Wine Enthusiast: March, 2011
This honey-colored whiskey is mellow, smooth, mouthwatering and delicious. Rich and pretty caramel and citrus aromas precede complex flavors of leather, tobacco, vanilla and cocoa. Its long finish displays lots of caramel, spicy cinnamon and ginger. Pair with a cigar.
90–95 pts.Wine Enthusiast: September, 2002
The toasty, oaky, oily, smoky bouquet is fat and buttery in the first nosing pass; with further air contact deeper aromas emerge, most notably, honey, old saddle leather and walnuts. In the mouth, there’s a wide range of tantalizing flavors, including loose tobacco, raisins and coffee. The finish bites the tongue at first, then mellows into a Sherried, almondy taste. Complex, multilayered, and luscious.
87 pts.Wine Enthusiast: March, 1997
Deep gold, with an amber cast. Medium-bodied. Citrus, honey, dried herbs, almonds. Moderately rich texture. Slightly tangy on the palate. While not overly herbaceous, there are ample fragrances as sensed in the country meadow. A dollop of lightly sweet brown spice complements easy, soft fruit.
85–89 pts.Wine Enthusiast: December 1, 2004
The opening inhalations offer succulent scents of fresh flowers, new oak, light caramel and butter; air contact allows the aroma to develop only modestly. Palate entry is seamless, off-dry and slightly nutty/oaky; at midpalate the taste veers to the fruity/grainy side of the flavor spectrum. Finishes slightly raw.
F. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal: September 1, 2004
A lighter honey/harvest gold color that I remember — superb purity; the opening inhalations within the two minutes span following the pour offer round, succulent scents of fresh flowers, new oak, light caramel and butter — six more inhalations in the copita allow the aroma to develop a bit further though not as much as I’d like as moderately toasty/smoky/sooty aromas come together nicely but not as richly as I recall from the past; the palate entry is seamless, off-dry and slightly nutty/oaky — at midpalate, the taste veers to the fruity/grainy side of the flavor spectrum; finishes slightly raw, then smoothes out offering a last blast of cream.
Santé: November, 2006
Gentleman Jack, from Lynchburg, Tennessee, is handcrafted from a recipe created by Jack Daniel himself at the turn of the twentieth century. The whiskey is aged in oak barrels for four years and then mellowed twice in Tennessee sugar-maple charcoal, once before being in wood and once after. Gentleman Jack is a rare, sublime experience.
Santé: November, 2006
Soft and silky with aromas and flavors of caramel, black currant, and tangerine, plus notes of delicate vanilla and smoke; gentle black currant and smoke finish.
Take a sip. Just one sip. Then you will know why this rare Tennessee Whiskey is so special. Its handmade character and home grown heritage ideally embodied the imagination and spirit that created America long ago. It is a distinctively smooth, with Whiskey distilled and aged to perfection that you’ll surely appreciate.