Jack Daniels No.4
Jess Gamble served as our Master Distiller for just two years. But it was an important time, Jess was the first of our head distillers to come from outside Jack’s family. Even so, he made sure the whiskey was made and mellowed Mr. Jack’s way.
We’ve reached the fourth release in the Jack Daniel’s Master Distillery Series, which gives light to the folks behind the legendary Tennessee whiskey. This edition honours Jess Gamble, whom was notable for being the first Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller. Even though he didn’t come from the Jack’s family.
Nose: Light with plenty of sweetness. There are hints of dry spice and oily nuts, a touch of smoke.
Palate: Quite smooth and soft with notes of banana milkshake, a mixed nut note, a touch of caramel with crème anglaise.
Finish: Sweet with a little cereal sweetness and toasty oak.
What some of our whisky loving friends have said about Jack Daniels No.4
Quote 1 “ This is everything I look for in a bourbon, punchy, a hint of fruit and a burn on the way down when drunk neat. It’s one of the better examples of Jack Daniels, up there with the Single Barrel expression.
It also mixes well with Pepsi or Ginger Ale which I’m aware is a crime in some circles. But bourbon is my mixer choice for a tall drink.
Not one for the whisky fans though, there’s very little subtlety and no peaty smoke tastes. ”
Quote 2 “I took a punt on this as it was on offer for £21 and very glad that I did. It’s different enough from regular Jack that I wouldn’t have guessed if I hadn’t known. There are some subtle JD notes in there, yet overall it’s got a lot more going for it – deeper, darker, a fair amount of spice and it even has a bit of chew. If you like rye, this is better than JD’s own rye brand, give it a go, but don’t pay over £30 for it! ”