Overall rating
Distillery Bottling
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
13 May 2010 9:04 am

Average value

€ 21,02

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Whisky Reviews for Jack Daniel's Old No. 7

72 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 65.73 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 60 points Administrator

    Tasted neat, this Tennessee whiskey is rather harsh and rough. It predominantly smells of airfix glue and solvents, but there is a fruity note lurking in the background. Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 is very young whiskey indeed. However, mixed with Coca Cola it harmonizes surprisingly well, as the late Lemmy Kilmister would have confirmed. Hence, from the perspective of a Scotch Single Malt drinker, I can recommend Jack Daniel's for mixing purposes. If you are used to drink your whiskey neat, you probably want to try 'the older brother' Gentleman Jack.

    RATING: 2.0/5.0 stars ≙ 60 pts → POOR
    • Nose
      65 65
    • Taste
      60 60
    • Finish
      55 55

  2. Thermidor scored this whisky 63 points Expert Senior

    You can probably make an okay coke or ginger ale or sprite mix out of this, but it has no value whatsoever for an enthusiast.
    • Nose
      Dominantly sweet. Not sugary or dessert sweet, but jelly candy sweet with a side of corn. Not in any way impressive, but not horribly offensive either, there being no heavy ethanol notes like in Jim Beam white label, or any metals or soapiness. Just blandness all around. Something slightly bitter hangs in the background.
    • Taste
      First it's sweet, as if someone distilled a few gummi bears, then a bit of spiciness, and finally slight bitterness. This is no sipping whiskey, but probably would mix better than Jim Beam.
    • Finish
      Syrupy sweetness. That's pretty much all.

  3. dirkmemphis scored this whisky 67 points Moderator

    • Nose
      69 69
    • Taste
      63 63
    • Finish
      59 59

  4. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I found the nose surprisingly good. The taste, however, falls slightly off.
    • Nose
      Orange - gold

      Start something stale. But then come immediately fermented, sweetened fruits. Go in the direction of mirabelles and apricots. An associated adhesive note can not be denied. Behind the surprisingly fruity sweetness, with vanilla, but still something dry is hidden. Cereals and some dried flowers. If you let the 15 minutes stand, even liquorice, mint and verkokeltes wood comes. I was positively surprised now ...
    • Taste
      Very watery start. Some pepper, slightly metallic, vanilla and subtle light fruit. This is already in the cooked direction. The taste also a little woody roasted aromas. An artificial sweetened aroma. The taste is actually a bit sharper on the second sip. Softwood, plastic and musty aromas. Dry pastries and a very spicy spice that I'm not coming to. Annoy me now ...
    • Finish
      Short to medium. Vanilla, the metallic undertone, artificial sweetness and again the cookie with the special spice. Will be much drier at the end.

  5. AdamsB scored this whisky 55 points Expert Senior

    The most recognizable Jack Daniels brand. That is why it is worth trying :)
    • Nose
      54 54
      Sweet, vanilla, tannin, cinnamon, nutmeg, oak, corn, pear
    • Taste
      55 55
      Slightly peppery, Sweet, vanilla, caramel, toffee, charcoal, oak, corn,
    • Finish
      56 56
      Oak and vanilla, caramel, very peppery

  6. ezioaudit scored this whisky 70 points Expert Junior

  7. 134proof scored this whisky 61 points Member Senior

    The taste statement that he is no longer made of waste, lifts him over 60 points. The taste is not completely confused and the sharpness a bit softened. Weak character and far from the qualities of a true Tennessee. Will continue to damage the image of American whiskey in Germany.

  8. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 24 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      20 20
      very sweet, vanilla, smells strongly of alcohol, although only 40%
    • Taste
      25 25
      tastes strong after alcohol, then a very slight sweetness is noticeable, but which is not nearly as the aroma can expect, then slowly builds up a hint of wood and smoke.
    • Finish
      25 25
      Departure strongly alcoholic, noticeably more wood perceptible, smoke is there subliminal and after a certain time you can imagine a departure of fruit. Taste stays in the mouth for a long time.

  9. pahayah scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    Classic with coke. Neat is a bit week.
    Especially finish is pretty much non-existing.
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      65 65

  10. HunterRomario scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: It's a lot to smell sweet, but I can not say it would bother me. It is embedded in a total scent, into wood, heavy sweets of over-ripe fruit, winds, licorice. Somewhere behind it is the cucumber lure and the liquid charcoal charcoal. Actually, it all works fine and I like it. (83 b)
    Taste: In taste, the overall tone is weaker. The lust is to know, the body is thin. Burned corn, cinnamon, some vanilla and woody bitterness. (75 b)
    Points: 79
    Summary: I was tasting after twenty years thanks to the birthday party celebration. Overall, JDBL is quite industrial, but it does not really matter.


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