Jack Daniel’s has unveiled its highest proof whiskey ever, the Small Batch Special Release Coy Hill High Proof. While that name may sound familiar to some of you who closely follow the brand–as the company originally released the whiskey last fall as a single barrel expression–this new release is actually a bit different and rarer…
This new batch of Jack Daniel’s Coy Hill High Proof is made from approximately 55 barrels that were all matured in the upper levels of the Coy Hill warehouses, located at the highest elevation on the grounds of the distillery, all of which had extraordinary level of angel’s share and were deemed unsuitable for single barrel release. The limited-edition Tennessee whiskey was batched together at five different proof points: 143.6, 147.3, 149.8, 153.2, and 155.1.
“When we found these barrels in our Coy Hill barrelhouses, we immediately knew we had something special. But due to the very low yield and incredibly high proofs, we had to be creative in how we bottled these last drops,” said Jack Daniel’s master distiller Chris Fletcher. “We batched the barrels to craft unique profiles at five proof points highlighting the characteristics of this special liquid and developed a new higher compression cork specifically designed for this expression.
“It’s an exciting time at Jack Daniel’s as we continue to push innovation and experimentation in our whiskey-making while showcasing everything the Jack Daniel Distillery has to offer.”
The brand suggests, “due to the high barrel strength, the bottle should remain upright at all times unless pouring into a glass to enjoy.” Official tasting notes make mention of “an aroma of burnt sugar, cooked fruit and oak with notes of rich molasses and concentrated barrel spice with bold oak. It finishes long and full with layers of char, dried fruit and caramel.”
Jack Daniel’s Small Batch Special Release Coy Hill High Proof comes in 375ml bottles and will be available in very limited quantities in Tennessee and at the White Rabbit Bottle Shop at the Jack Daniel Distillery for $55.
For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.