Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel. Jack’s standard fare is hot and raw but their Gentleman Jack isn’t bad, so really didn’t know what to expect from this guy. Smell is sweet. Taste is hot, very sweet, and a bit peppery. Very good, actually. Having said that, the bottle was $48 — the price if a descent single malt Scotch like Ardbeg or Glenmorangie. If it were $10 or $15 cheaper this would get a better mark, but the price hurts it. American Tennessee Whiskey. 7/10.

Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel. Jack’s standard fare is hot and raw but their Gentleman Jack isn’t bad, so really didn’t know what to expect from this guy. Smell is sweet. Taste is hot, very sweet, and a bit peppery. Very good, actually. Having said that, the bottle was $48 — the price if a descent single malt Scotch like Ardbeg or Glenmorangie. If it were $10 or $15 cheaper this would get a better mark, but the price hurts it. American Tennessee Whiskey. 7/10.