Jack Daniel’s has unveiled its Bonded Series with the launch of two bottled-in-bond whiskeys. It’s the Brown-Forman-owned brand’s first super-premium line extension in 25 years.
Jack Daniel’s Bonded Tennessee Whiskey and Jack Daniel’s Triple Mash Blended Straight Whiskey are the first two permanent expressions in the brand’s new Bonded Series. The range celebrates whiskey making at the Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee.
Jack Daniel’s Bonded features a mashbill of 80% corn, 12% malted barley, and 8% rye. Barrels were hand selected for having a deeper color, flavor and aroma, leading to a “darker, richer, and more oak-forward character.” The resulting expression has notes of caramel, rich oak, and spice.
Triple Mash, meanwhile, is a blend of three straight bottled-in-bond whiskeys: 60% Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye, 20% of the flagship whiskey, and 20% of the brand’s American Malt expression. It delivers hints of honey, malt and soft oak, leading to a well-rounded finish.
“The Jack Daniel Distillery has been making exceptional American whiskey to the highest standards for generations, before and after the Bottled in Bond Act, dating back to the days of Mr Jack himself,” said Chris Fletcher, the brand’s master distiller. “Bonded and Triple Mash are a nod to our heritage with a touch of innovation and craftsmanship. These whiskeys are another opportunity for both our friends and new drinkers to explore and discover everything Jack Daniel’s has to offer.”
The Bottled in Bond Act of 1897 states that a bonded whiskey must be distilled by a single distiller during a single season, matured in a bonded warehouse for at least four years, and bottled at 100 proof (50% ABV).
The Bonded and Triple Mash whiskeys will initially be available in 700ml bottles and are priced at $29.99 and $32.99 respectively. Both expressions will be made available this month across the United States.
The Bonded and Triple Mash whiskeys will initially be available in 700ml bottles and are priced at $29.99 and $32.99 respectively. Both expressions will be made available this month across the United States and can also be purchased through ReserveBar.
Last August, the Jack Daniel Distillery announced the release of Jack Daniel’s 10-Year-Old Tennessee Whiskey, the brand’s first age-stated whiskey in more than 100 years.
In March, we sat down with Assistant Distiller Lexie Phillips to get a better understanding of what is involved in her role, how her background shaped her career, and to get a more insightful view of the inner workings of one of America’s most iconic distilleries.