Jack Daniel Distillery - Jack Daniel's Tennessee Rye Whiskey

Jack Daniel Distillery has announced its latest product in their expanding Tennessee whiskey lineup. Their new release is Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Straight Rye Whiskey. They’ve played around with a few limited edition and single barrel rye releases so this marks the first time for wide distribution of a Tennessee rye whiskey.

The company says it “used its 150-year whiskey-making expertise to create a rye whiskey Jack’s way – spicy in flavor but sippin’ smooth in character.” It’s made in Lynchburg, TN, charcoal mellowed and then matured in new American oak barrels for at least four years just like Old No. 7. It has a grain bill of 70 percent rye, 18 percent corn, 12 percent malted barley.

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye Whiskey Mashbill

Jack Daniel's Tennessee Rye Whiskey Mashbill - 70% Rye, 18% Corn, 12% Malted Barley
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Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey Mashbill

For comparison purposes, Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Black Label Tennessee Whiskey has a grain bill of 12 percent rye, 80 percent corn, 8 percent malted barley.

Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey Mashbill - 8% Rye, 80% Corn, 12% Malted Barley
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Our whiskey-making process is so special, and it just makes sense for us to create our version of one of America’s first whiskeys,” said Master Distiller Jeff Arnett. “This is rye whiskey made Jack’s way. We think our grain bill provides the ideal taste and character – one that’s bold and balanced and not dominated by one flavor.”

The companies tasting notes say this 90 proof Tennessee rye whiskey (Old No. 7 Whiskey is 80 proof) offers rich flavors from start to finish. On the palate, this well-rounded rye whiskey glows with accents of caramel and dry baking spice followed by a warm, peppery rye character finish on the back end. The aroma is an enticing blend full of soft fruit layered with an underlying rye spice and oak.

“Following the launch of Single Barrel Rye in 2016, we’ve heard from so many of our friends who like Jack Daniel’s rye whiskey,” added Arnett. “Our goal with Tennessee Rye was to create a versatile whiskey with a balance of flavors that can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks or mixed in a classic American whiskey cocktail.”

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye Whiskey is expected to hit retail shelves across the U.S. in October in 50ml, 750ml and 1-liter bottle sizes. Tennessee Rye will be offered at a suggested retail price of $26.99 for a 750ml bottle.

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Straight Rye Whiskey

Jack Daniel Distillery - Jack Daniel's Tennessee Rye Whiskey Bottle
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