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Old 05-19-2007, 02:55 AM   #1
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So, what's the difference between these two versions of JD? They're both 80 proof, they're both decent whiskys, and there's nothing on the label to distinguish between the two.

Anybody know the story?
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Old 05-19-2007, 03:01 AM   #2
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Yes. The green is aged less. It's a cheaper whiskey... though the cost is usually comparable. As far as I can tell, the only reason for drinking the green is to get a feel for how whiskey ages over time.

Incidentally, I've had the Jack Daniels line and I have to say that Gentleman Jack is well worth the extra couple dollars. It's truly a damn fine whiskey.. though my personal favorite is Jefferson Reserve.

We're just talking American Whiskey though.
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Old 05-19-2007, 03:02 AM   #3
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LOL, Green Label for Green Whiskey. Never tried it. Black label is good stuff.

 
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Old 05-19-2007, 03:38 AM   #4
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If you ever tour Jack Danels In linchburg TN you will find the way they age there barrels quite cool. they have a vey tall ageing building that is neither heated or cooled a batch say 100 BBLS are aged in this building and they are stacked very high. the barrels on the top say 5 rows are the best because of they have the most temp fluxuation the barrels on the bottom say 5 rows are green lable they have the least temp fluxuation eveything else is black label. Green label is actually my favorite besides of course the barrel select.
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Old 05-19-2007, 05:57 AM   #5
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I've heard that green label is aged in metal barrels vs. the oak that black is aged in.
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I've heard that green label is aged in metal barrels vs. the oak that black is aged in.
totally not true... I have seen it with my own two eyes
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Old 05-21-2007, 06:10 PM   #7
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The only difference in Gentleman Jack is that its regular Number 7 put through charcoal..thats it. Makes for a slightly smoother whiskey. Now JD Single Barrel is where its at
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The only difference in Gentleman Jack is that its regular Number 7 put through charcoal..thats it. Makes for a slightly smoother whiskey. Now JD Single Barrel is where its at
Sounds like you could get a bottle of regular Jack and run it through a Brita pitcher if you wanted to be cheap about it. I've read of people doing that with cheap vodka to make it taste better, but it only takes a few passes through with liquor to expire the filter.
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Single Barrel. Mummmm

 
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The only difference in Gentleman Jack is that its regular Number 7 put through charcoal..thats it. Makes for a slightly smoother whiskey. Now JD Single Barrel is where its at
Single Barrel is overrated. It's just American Whiskey. It's not like it's a premium product. You wouldn't catch me paying those prices for the single barrel Jack Daniels. LOL.

If we were talking Scotch, or Whisky, then maybe you'd have a point. But even single barrel jack daniels is still... well.. jack daniels. It's be worth a good $28 for a fifth, but at twice the price there are WAY better scotches and whiskys out there. Heck, there are even a LOT better whiskEys out there in that price range.

Overrated. Overpriced.

The Gentleman Jack is dramatically smoother than the regular number 7. It's worth the extra couple dollars. But pay about twice as much for a fancy Jack Daniels? No way. Bring me a single barrel scotch...
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