This post continues our series of blog posts about Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye. As the Rye has matured, we’ve gone from Unaged to Rested and now on to Single Barrel. In 2016 Jack Daniel’s released the Single Barrel Rye, a 94 proof Tennessee Rye Whiskey. Depending on where you acquired it, it may or may not have come with a box. The front of the box is adorned with:

“Jack Daniel’s
Uniquely Crafted / Handmade Barrels
Single Barrel Rye
Tennessee Rye Whiskey”

The side of the box reads:

“Single Barrel Rye
Hand Selected
Jack Daniel Distillery
Lynchburg, Tenn.”

Towards the top of the rear box, the same graphic that adorns the front is found, below that you find:

“Single Barrel Tennessee Rye Whiskey draws its wonderful flavor from a unique 70% rye grain bill, matured to perfection in our handmade oak barrels, positioned in the upper reached of our barrelhouses. Bottled at 94$, this is a big bold rye that does not overpower. Complex flavors of ripe fruit mingle with light toasted oak notes, allowing the rye grain to shine through, creating a taste rich with spice and a pleasant lingering finish. Enjoy this Single Barrel Rye neat, on the rocks, or in classic rye cocktails.”

Inside the box you will find a bottled in the current Single Barrel form. The label reads the same as the front of the box (listed above) with the additional text:

“47% ALC/VOL 750ML
LYNCHBURG TENN.
MASTER DISTILLED”

Our bottle was bottled 2/25/2016 from barrel no. 16-1397, Rick No. L-4.

Single Barrel Rye can be found on store shelves for $50 (1/13/2019).

Release: 2016
Proof: 94
Size: 750ml
Price: $49.95

Following up the December 2012 release of the Unaged Rye, in April 2014 Jack Daniel’s released their Rested Tennessee Rye. This bottle was the second in what has become 3 releases of their Rye product. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye is Master Distiller Jeff Arnett’s attempt at a new mash bill, this one consisting of 70 percent rye, 18 percent corn and 12 percent malted barley.

The bottle is the shape of Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, with minimal labelling. The bottle is embossed with “Jack Daniel Distillery” on the front and Estd & Regd 1866.  The front of the label consists of:

“Batch No: 002
Distiller’s run
MADE IN TENNESSEE
RESTED TENNESSEE RYE

Barrel Aged
STRAIGHT RYE WHISKEY

40% ALC. BY VOL. (80 PROOF)”

The back side of the label consists of:

“This continues my exploration into the intriguing flavor drawn from premium rye grain. As our rye whiskey has rested in the barrelhouse, the spice character from the rye grain remains and the barrels have begun to assert their toasted oak and vanilla notes into the rye whiskey. Though not quite mature, the rested rye whiskey offers a hint of full potential for our Tennessee Rye. We hope you will enjoy this very limited release.

Master Distiller: Jeff Arnett Aug 2013”

On the back of the neck, my bottle reads: Unique Bottle No 02204.

Jack Daniel’s Rested Tennessee Rye was released in April 2014 at the White Rabbit Bottle Shop and limited around the country in select markets.

Availability as of January 9, 2018 appears to be limited. Online you can find it at Total Wine for $54, assuming they will ship to your state.

Release: April 2014
Proof: 80
Size: 750ml
Price: $49.95

December 2012 saw the release of a whiskey with a new grain recipe, the first time in over 100 years. This bottle was the first in what has become 3 releases of their Rye product. Stay tuned for future blog posts about the Rested Rye and Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye is Master Distiller Jeff Arnett’s attempt at a new mash bill, this one consisting of 70 percent rye, 18 percent corn and 12 percent malted barley.

The bottle is the shape of Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, with minimal labelling. The bottle is embossed with “Jack Daniel Distillery”  The front of the label consists of:

“Batch No: 001
Distiller’s run
MADE IN TENNESSEE
UNAGED TENNESSEE RYE

Aged (X’d out barrel) Years
SPIRITS DISTILLED FROM GRAIN

40% ALC. BY VOL. (80 PROOF)”

The back side of the label consists of:

“Rye has always been part of the Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 grain bill, but it has never been the lead grain until now. This is my exploration into the intriguing flavor drawn from premier rye. Only a limited number of bottles will be available so that the majority of the new rye can mature in our barrelhouses for a future release. This unaged rye offers a spicy, surprisingly sweet character that I hope you will enjoy.

Master Distiller: Jeff Arnett Sept 2012”

Jack Daniel’s Unaged Tennessee Rye was released in December 2012 at the White Rabbit Bottle Shop and limited around the country in select markets.

Availability as of January 6, 2018 appears to be limited. Online you can find it in New Jersey for $149.99.

Release: December 2012
Proof: 80
Size: 750ml
Price: $49.95

In the last blog post I covered the Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Cider, Winter Jack, released in 2013. Today’s blog covers the same product, but this time with a new label. The front has the same text, Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack, Original Recipe Tennessee Cider. Along with:

A seasonal blend of apple cider liqueur & Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey

This bottle has a very similar label to the bottle released in 2013, but this time around has a lighter colored (more grey than black) snow scene, with more gold accents around the label. The neck of the bottle, unlike the 2013 release, has a red white and gold label.

The side of the bottle reads slightly different than the 2013 release:

Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack is a seasonal blend made perfect with our apple cider liqueur, Jack Daniel’s Old No.7 Tennessee Whiskey. An original recipe from Jack’s home, Lynchburg Tennessee.

The rear of the bottle reads:

Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack Tennessee Cider

“Best Served Warm”

There is something special about every season in Lynchburg. Even the cold of winter has its own charm. We like to spend it gathered with family and friends, sharing a warm Tennessee Cider crafted from an original family recipe. Now, we are proud to share this tradition with you.

The other side of the bottle reads:

Made with original Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7

Best served warm when it’s cold

Share with friends and family

Availability: Limited, typically available every October in all 50 states. Found online 12/16/2018 for $22 at ThinkLiquor.

Release: Fall
Proof: 30
Size: 750ml

In our last blog post we covered the third in the Holiday Select series, in this one, we cover the fourth and final (as of 2018) release, the Holiday Select 2014 Limited Edition bottle from Jack Daniel’s.

This bottle, unlike all the other Holiday Select bottles comes in a box that has the face cut out to showcase the bottle. If you open the box, the back slides out and the bottle can be freed from the holder inside. The Sides of the box read Limited Edition 2014, while the back of the box (and the bottle) reads:

The 2014 bottling marks the first time I have chosen our Holiday Select barrels to be bottled individually. This year I wanted to showcase the depth and richness that a single barrel can offer and selected the most robust and complex whiskey I sampled. Each barrel is truly unique and we hope the bottle you’ve selected helps make your holiday special. – Jeff Arnette, Master Distiller

The shape of the bottle is a bit different than the earlier Holiday Select bottles as the Jack Daniel’s signature is towards the top, instead off on the right side as with the earlier bottles. The labelling on the bottle is a mixture of white and gold, and reads Limited Edition 2014 Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Holiday Select Small Batch. The holly berry from earlier releases is missing.

In the photos below you’ll see two different bottles, one still boxed up, and one that I drank. For the 2014 Holiday Select release, I took my Family to Lynchburg, TN for the Jack Daniel’s barrel tree lighting and bottle signing event. I purchased a case of the 2014 Holiday Select bottles, and had those signed by Jeff Arnett and Chris Fletcher (Assistant Distiller). I gave most of the bottles away as gifts to friends and family, but kept three bottles for myself, one of which I chose to drink. That would be the empty bottle in the photos below.

The 2014 bottle is 48% Alcohol, or 96 Proof, down from 98 the year before. You can find it online at a few retailers, best price/stock I found was $199 as of December 10, 2018.


Release: December 2014
Proof: 96
Size: 750ml

In our last blog post we covered the first in the Holiday Select series, in this one, we cover the second, the Holiday Select 2012 Limited Edition bottle from Jack Daniel’s.

The bottle comes in a black box, but unlike 2011 this box isn’t a clamshell opening. The bottle and an insert slide out the top of the box. The back of the box reads:

THIS JACK DANIEL’S LIMITED EDITION IS FROM BARRELS WE USED TO CRAFT OUR HOLIDAY BARREL TREE. FOR 2012, OUR MASTER DISTILLER, JEFF ARNETT, HAS SELECTED BARRELS WITH A LIGHT OAK CHARACTER, ALLOWING THE SOFTWARE NOTES OF VANILLA AND CARAMEL TO SHINE THROUGH. WE HOPE IT BRINGS A SPECIAL QUALITY TO YOUR HOLIDAY SEASON.

The shape of the bottle is the same as the 2011 bottle, but the labelling has some gold instead of all white. The holly berry leaves are also in green, instead of the white as in 2011. Also differing from the 2011 bottle, the text on the back of the bottle now matches the text on the back of the box.

The 2012 bottle is 45.2% Alcohol, or 90.4 Proof, down from 100 the year before. Finding this one online appears a little more difficult, I found one on ebay listed at $165 as of December 5, 2018.


Release: December 2012
Proof: 90.4
Size: 750ml

In my previous blog post I talked about the Tennessee Tasters’ High Angel’s Share Barrels, in this post I cover the second release in the series, Hickory Smoked. The bottle is labelled as "Tennessee Whiskey Finish with Charred Hickory Staves".

Smoked Hickory Finish – a fully matured whiskey finished with charred hickory staves for a smoky flavor at 100-proof, just in time for the 30th annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational BBQ which is held in Lynchburg on Oct. 27. Selected by Master Taster Marsha Hale and available late-October.

- Jack Daniel’s Press Release

This selection was from master taster Marsha Hale, whom according to her Linked In profile has worked at Jack Daniel’s for almost 31 years.

I have yet to decide if I will try these bottles myself. I do have two of each, with the original intention of keeping one and having the other for trading to fill my collection with missing items. If however I could come across some other bottles, I would likely try one out myself, only time will tell if that happens.


Release: October 2018
Proof: 100
Size: 375ml

In October 2018 Jack Daniel’s put out a press release announcing a new Tasters’ Series of bottles/releases. I won’t go into the full details of the press release, you can read it here, but I do want to document the releases as I acquire them! 

Towards the end of the month they released the first two bottles in the series, High Angel’s Share Barrels and Smoked Hickory Finish. This post is about the High Angel’s Share Barrels release.

High Angel’s Share Barrels – whiskey barreled in January 2013 which offered an unusually low yield, presenting a unique and deep concentration of flavors with a dark color at 107-proof. Selected by Assistant Master Distiller and Master Taster Chris Fletcher. Available early-October.

These releases, are limited to around 24,000 bottles, and only available at the Distillery and in select stores in Tennessee. This had caused me to start looking at making a trip to Lynchburg to pick up some bottles for myself, but family events the past few weekends have prevented me from being able to make the 5-6 hour drive there (plus another 5-6 hours back).

This past Friday I found out that some fellow coworkers of mine were on their way to Nashville for a weekend getaway, so I reached out to them to ask them a huge favor, to do some hunting for me while they were there. I sent them a screen shot of the two new Tasters’ bottles, and asked them to see if they could find them while they were there.

Lucky for me they did! A big shout out to K&K for picking them up for me. Here are the photos of the High Angel’s Share Barrel bottle.


Release: October 2018
Proof: 107
Size: 375ml

In May of 2019 Jack Daniel’s released the second in their Legacy Edition line. TotalWine.com has the bottled described as

Tennessee- The second release in the limited edition Legacy Series is reminiscent of an early 1900s era design. Its anchor and rope crest and black background speak to the quiet confidence and character of the Tennessee Whiskey that rests within.

While the label is predominantly black, it has notes of gold and red, along with gray and white decorating the design. The front label reads

Rich Mellow

Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7

Old Time Sour Mash

Distilled And Bottled By

Jack Daniel Distillery

Lynchburg, Tennessee, USA

43% Alc. By Vol. (86 Proof)

The right side of the bottle reads:

Legacy Edition 2

Our second bottling in the Limited Edition Legacy Series is reminiscent of an early 1900s era design. Its anchor and rope crest and black background speak to the quiet confidence and character of the Tennessee whiskey that rests within.

“Every day we make it, we’ll make it the best we can”

Jack Daniel

The left side of the bottle reads:

The Oldest Registered Distillery In The United States

DSP-TENN No. 1 Est. 1866

Old No. 7 Brand

Charcoal Mellowed Drop By Drop

Matured in Barrels of Our Own Making

Every Barrel Is Different Every Bottles Tastes The Same

The bottle should be available in all 50 states, if you don’t see it yet, check again soon. I received a call from my local liquor store yesterday to stay it arrived. I went and picked up two bottles and was able to get a cardboard box for the Legacy Edition 2 case as well. Nothing fancy, but cool none the less.

Release: 2019
Proof: 86
Size: 750ml
Price: $24.99

In March of 2019 Jack Daniel’s released the third bottle in their Tennessee Tasters’ series, Barrel Reunion #1, Straight Tennessee Whiskey Finished in Red Wine Barrels.

Notes: Rested at least 228 days in win barrel.

As a whiskey maker and a barrel maker, we see the barrel not simply as a container but as an ingredient. This unique whiskey began with a hand-crafted barrel that matured Jack Danie’s. Once emptied it aged fine Tennessee red wine. Then, finally it returned home to finish a small batch of our Tennessee Whiskey. What emerges from this second barreling are notes of caramel and oak with whispers of cherry and blackberry. We think you’ll be intrigued by this new finish and celebrate with us the reunion of our barrel and whiskey.

I picked up a few of these bottles at the Distillery in March 2019 and then picked up another bottle in Memphis on a trip in April. You can only find these Tennessee Tasters’ bottles in the state of Tennessee, so if you are considering a trip, be sure to get there soon! Rumor is there is another bottle coming out in 2019.


Release: 2019
Proof: 90
Size: 375ml
Price: $49

Dirty Kanza 2019

Wow, what a weekend. The 2019 running of the Dirty Kanza has come and gone, and all I can think about is doing it again, not next year, but next weekend! I can’t wait for the opportunity to enter and hopefully try the event in 2020. I’ll give a rundown of the weekend’s activities.

Bicycle Tips Dirty Kanza Equipment List

So as we near the 2019 running of the Dirty Kanza everyone is likely starting to taper down their training and finish up with organizing any supplies and items needed for the event.

Being that this is the first year that myself, Steve and Chris (3 St. Louis boys) are doing the ride, we are going into things a little blind, but one of the things that Steve and I talked about on our final long training ride this past Sunday, was a list of things to bring.

One day I’ll get better about these write-ups so that I make myself do them the day of the ride, or the day there after, when everything is fresh in my mind. That being said, the 2019 Tour Of Hermann Gravel Challenge was only 9 days ago, and it is still pretty fresh in my mind!

Hermann Missouri is just a little over an hour drive from my house here in Wildwood, and I’ve never been there before. The closest I’ve been was the 2017 Katy Trail ride in which we passed north of Hermann on the trail, we definitely saw signs for Hermann, but that was towards the end of Day 2 (112 miles that day) and I was not at all interested in taking an off trail detour.

Over the past week I’ve been dusting off BicycleTips.com getting it ready for a season of bike blogging. I’ve upgraded to the current release of DNN. I’ve fixed modules, changed the theme and font, and written out a couple of articles. When editing a module, I ran into a problem with adding links to the content. I was getting an error, so I figured I was probably using an old outdated version of whatever Rich Text Editor I had installed, because the site was created early on in the DNN days.

In prep for my riding of the Dirty Kanza 100 coming up in June, I’ve been trying to get some miles in, and looking for some gravel that is “near by” to get some gravel miles in as well. Last week I was talking with my neighbor, who tends to ride his bike(s) a little, he mentioned the Femme Osage Trail, but I wasn’t able to head out with him on Saturday afternoon. Sunday morning I decided I would try to map out that route based on what he said, and started looking on GravelMap.com.

It has been a while since I’ve blogged here on BicycleTips and it is time to get started again! Less than 2 months remains until I ride the 100 mile distance at the Dirty Kanza #DK100 in the hills of Kansas, so it is time to dust off the bike, dust off the keyboard, and get to stroking the pedals and the keys.

In 2016, The Jack Daniel Distillery celebrated 150 years, in celebration of that milestone they released both a bottle that was easy to find, and a more collectible bottle, a 1 Liter bottle with a decorative black case. This post covers the more collectible bottle and box, and a future post will document the 750mL bottle.

The box black, folds open like a book, with gold lettering on the face and rear, while black embossing on the sides. The front reads:

Jack Daniel’s
1866 – 150th – 2016
Anniversary
of the
Jack Daniel
Distillery

A special
Tennessee Whiskey
Matured High On Coy Hill

Distilled & Bottled By Jack Daniel Distillery Lynchburg, Tennessee

The back of the box reads:

Jack Daniel’s
1866 – 150th – 2016
Anniversary
of the
Jack Daniel
Distillery

IT WAS 150 YEARS AGO WHEN A YOUNG JACK DANIEL OF LYNCHBURG, TENNESSEE ESTABLISHED HIS WHISKEY DISTILLERY, WITH THE PROMISE THAT “eVERY DAY WE MAKE IT, WE’LL MAKE IT THE BEST WE CAN.”

TO THIS DAY, WE HONOR MR. JACK’S FOUNDING WORDS, AND IN CELEBRATION OF THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE JACK DANIEL DISTILLERY WE HAVE CRAFTED THIS SPECIAL, LIMITED EDITION TENNESSEE WHISKEY.

THIS 150TH ANNIVERSARY WHISKEY BRINGS TOGETHER THE BEST OF BOTH OUR DISTILLER’S AND COOPERS ‘ ART, AND WAS PERFECTLY MATURED BY MOTHER NATURE IN A BARREHOUSE HIGH ON COY HILL.

BARRELED AND BOTTLED AT 100 PROOF; TAKE ONE SIP AND WE’RE SURE YOU’LL AGREE. THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO CELEBRATE.

YOUR FRIENDS AT JACK DANIEL’S REMIND YOU TO DRINK RESPONSIBLY.

JACKDANIELS.COM

Inside the cover of the box reads:

THIS SPECIAL JACK DANIEL’S TENNESSEE WHISKEY BRINGS TOGETHER THE BEST OF BOTH OUR DISTILLER’S AND COOPERS ‘ ART.

FIRST, OUR BARREL-MAKERS ‘SLOW-TOASTED’ THESE BARRELS TO BRING OUT THE RICH FLAVORS AND AROMAS OF THE WOOD, CREATING A CONTEMPORARY EXPRESSION OF AN 1866 BARREL CHAR.

THEN, OUR MASTER DISTILLER BARRELED AND FINALLY BOTTLED THIS LIMITED EDITION JACK DANIEL’S TENNESSEE WHISKEY AT 100 PROOF, SO THAT ALL OF THE RICH FALVOR FINDS ITS WAY TO YOUR GLASS.

THE RESULT IS A DELICIOUS, COMPLEX WHISKEY; A TASTE OF HISTORY IN THE MAKING.

1866 – 150 - 2016

In side the box you’ll find the bottle, which is adorned with gold print and design, as well as a decal on the front with the volume and proof. The bottle is sealed with a golden topped cork, and a black ribbonish/decal. The front of the bottle reads:

Jack Daniel’s
1866 – 150 – 2016
Anniversary
of the
Jack Daniel
Distillery

A Special
Tennessee Whiskey
Matured High On Coy Hill
50% Alc by vol / 100 Proof / 1 Liter

One side of the bottle reads:

From 1866 to 2016
”Every day we make it, we’ll make it the best we can.”
Jack Daniel

The back of the bottle is blank, with the other-side of the bottle carrying a label with the standard government warning and the limited bottle number.

As of March 2019, you can find this bottle on a few websites, for around $150.

Release: 2016
Proof: 100
Size: 1L
Price: $100


Recently I went through a ransomware attack, I was arrogant enough to leave RDP open on my machine at home, and someone was able to brute force their way into the system, install ransomware, and totally bork up my files.

Fortunately for me, I had a large LARGE number of files, and the sheer number of files (movies, photos, documents, videos, music, etc), I caught the attack early enough that I was able to salvage some of my files, and recover a large % of those files from backups I had taken in 2018.

Unfortunately I didn't have everything backed up, and I am in the process of trying to "save" all of the "no_more_ransom" files that are now encrypted on my machine and unable to be opened. In the process of trying to migrage "Good" files to clean drives, and "bad" files to a backup drive I needed to salvage my 1tb SSD that had Windows installed on it. In the process of trying to move things around and utilize that drive, without simply formatting it (which will come later) I needed to remove all files from the Windows Directory, and the various Program Files directories.

I was unable to remove a large number of files in those directories however, due to them being system files and permissions not allowing me to delete. I did manage to come up with a few command line tools that I could use to unlock those files and delete them from the device, I wanted to document them here in case I need them in the future, or perhaps they will help others.

BE FOREWARNED YOU SHOULD NOT DO THIS ON DRIVES YOU CARE ABOUT, USE AT YOUR OWN RISK

To do this, I opened a CMD (command) window by clicking on START>Run> and typing CMD. Right click on the option that shows up and choose "Run as Administrator"

From there you need to "Take Ownership" of the directories, you can run the following command in a directory you want to ultimately delete, in my case I was deleting files on g:\windows

takeown /R /F *

After that I simply needed to reset all the permissions/access control list with the following command:

ICACLS * /T /Q /C /RESET

After that I was able to hard delete the files from the Windows Explorer by pressing Shift-DELETE on the directory I wanted to remove. 

In September of 2017 Jack Daniel’s released their standard bottle of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye, their 70% rash mash bill. This is a more affordable version of the Rye from Jack Daniel’s than the Single Barrel Rye released in 2016.

The bottle is your standard square bottle from Jack Daniel’s, though the label has a tan background with black writing and green highlights. The front of the bottle reads:

Jack Daniel’s

Barrel Aged
Rye
Moore CO.

Tennessee
Straight
Rye Whiskey

Distilled & Bottled By
Jack Daniel Distillery
Lynchburg, Tenn USA
45% ALC.Vol. (90 Proof)

Every Drop made in Lynchburg Tennessee
Quality and craftsmanship since 1866

The side of the bottle reads:

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye brings together two classics – rye’s distinctive flavor, drawn from our unique 70% rye grain bill, and Jack’s time-honored charcoal mellowing method. What emerges is a spicy whiskey that’s sippin’ smooth.
Jeff Arnett
Master Distiller
”Every day we make it, we’ll make it the best we can”

The back adds:

Made only in
Lynchburg
Tennessee
U.S.A.

While the other side reads:

Rye Grain
Hand Selected / Imparting a full
and spicy character

Mellowed
For smoothness / Drop by drop through
Sugar Maple Charcoal

Matured
For characters / In our own
Handcrafted Barrels

Pictured in the photos here are both a 750ml and 1L bottle, only really differing in size and spacing of the content on the labels. These bottles can be found worldwide.

Release: 2017
Proof: 90
Size: 750ml/1L
Price: $23/33



Ladies Challenge - ProSolo Finale 2018 This post is coming 6 months (maybe more?) too late, but at least it is coming. The 2018 ProSolo Finale and Solo National Championships was a week of ups and downs for the team. The results were mixed across the board in terms of performance with some highlights and some down times as well.

This post continues our series of blog posts about Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye. As the Rye has matured, we’ve gone from Unaged to Rested and now on to Single Barrel. In 2016 Jack Daniel’s released the Single Barrel Rye, a 94 proof Tennessee Rye Whiskey. Depending on where you acquired it, it may or may not have come with a box. The front of the box is adorned with:

“Jack Daniel’s
Uniquely Crafted / Handmade Barrels
Single Barrel Rye
Tennessee Rye Whiskey”

The side of the box reads:

“Single Barrel Rye
Hand Selected
Jack Daniel Distillery
Lynchburg, Tenn.”

Towards the top of the rear box, the same graphic that adorns the front is found, below that you find:

“Single Barrel Tennessee Rye Whiskey draws its wonderful flavor from a unique 70% rye grain bill, matured to perfection in our handmade oak barrels, positioned in the upper reached of our barrelhouses. Bottled at 94$, this is a big bold rye that does not overpower. Complex flavors of ripe fruit mingle with light toasted oak notes, allowing the rye grain to shine through, creating a taste rich with spice and a pleasant lingering finish. Enjoy this Single Barrel Rye neat, on the rocks, or in classic rye cocktails.”

Inside the box you will find a bottled in the current Single Barrel form. The label reads the same as the front of the box (listed above) with the additional text:

“47% ALC/VOL 750ML
LYNCHBURG TENN.
MASTER DISTILLED”

Our bottle was bottled 2/25/2016 from barrel no. 16-1397, Rick No. L-4.

Single Barrel Rye can be found on store shelves for $50 (1/13/2019).

Release: 2016
Proof: 94
Size: 750ml
Price: $49.95

Following up the December 2012 release of the Unaged Rye, in April 2014 Jack Daniel’s released their Rested Tennessee Rye. This bottle was the second in what has become 3 releases of their Rye product. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye is Master Distiller Jeff Arnett’s attempt at a new mash bill, this one consisting of 70 percent rye, 18 percent corn and 12 percent malted barley.

The bottle is the shape of Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, with minimal labelling. The bottle is embossed with “Jack Daniel Distillery” on the front and Estd & Regd 1866.  The front of the label consists of:

“Batch No: 002
Distiller’s run
MADE IN TENNESSEE
RESTED TENNESSEE RYE

Barrel Aged
STRAIGHT RYE WHISKEY

40% ALC. BY VOL. (80 PROOF)”

The back side of the label consists of:

“This continues my exploration into the intriguing flavor drawn from premium rye grain. As our rye whiskey has rested in the barrelhouse, the spice character from the rye grain remains and the barrels have begun to assert their toasted oak and vanilla notes into the rye whiskey. Though not quite mature, the rested rye whiskey offers a hint of full potential for our Tennessee Rye. We hope you will enjoy this very limited release.

Master Distiller: Jeff Arnett Aug 2013”

On the back of the neck, my bottle reads: Unique Bottle No 02204.

Jack Daniel’s Rested Tennessee Rye was released in April 2014 at the White Rabbit Bottle Shop and limited around the country in select markets.

Availability as of January 9, 2018 appears to be limited. Online you can find it at Total Wine for $54, assuming they will ship to your state.

Release: April 2014
Proof: 80
Size: 750ml
Price: $49.95

December 2012 saw the release of a whiskey with a new grain recipe, the first time in over 100 years. This bottle was the first in what has become 3 releases of their Rye product. Stay tuned for future blog posts about the Rested Rye and Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye is Master Distiller Jeff Arnett’s attempt at a new mash bill, this one consisting of 70 percent rye, 18 percent corn and 12 percent malted barley.

The bottle is the shape of Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, with minimal labelling. The bottle is embossed with “Jack Daniel Distillery”  The front of the label consists of:

“Batch No: 001
Distiller’s run
MADE IN TENNESSEE
UNAGED TENNESSEE RYE

Aged (X’d out barrel) Years
SPIRITS DISTILLED FROM GRAIN

40% ALC. BY VOL. (80 PROOF)”

The back side of the label consists of:

“Rye has always been part of the Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 grain bill, but it has never been the lead grain until now. This is my exploration into the intriguing flavor drawn from premier rye. Only a limited number of bottles will be available so that the majority of the new rye can mature in our barrelhouses for a future release. This unaged rye offers a spicy, surprisingly sweet character that I hope you will enjoy.

Master Distiller: Jeff Arnett Sept 2012”

Jack Daniel’s Unaged Tennessee Rye was released in December 2012 at the White Rabbit Bottle Shop and limited around the country in select markets.

Availability as of January 6, 2018 appears to be limited. Online you can find it in New Jersey for $149.99.

Release: December 2012
Proof: 80
Size: 750ml
Price: $49.95

Here we are, January 1st (or 2nd) 2019, and I haven’t done a year in review for 2018. This post will have to suffice, it’ll be abbreviated, 2018 was a busy year, lots of change, lots of excitement, far too much to cover in the 10 minutes I’ve allotted myself for this post tonight. This post won’t cover family items, for those you can check out all my Facebook posts.

in 1892 Jack Daniel opened the Red Dog Saloon on the Lynchburg town square. While nothing remains of it but legend, the distillery decided to release a 125th anniversary bottle in 2017 to celebrate the occasion.

The bottle is adorned with black red white and gold decoration. One one side it reads:

“THE RED DOG SALOON ESTABLISHED IN 1892 IS THE MORE MYSTERIOUS OF THE TWO JACK DANIEL’S ORIGINAL LYNCHBURG SALOONS. NO PHOTOGRAPHS OF IT EXIST BUT IF IT WAS ANYTHING LIKE ITS SISTER WATERING HOLE THE WHITE RABBIT SALOON THE HOUSE WAS PACKED WITH CORNET MUSIC CAMARADERIE AND CONVERSATION”

On the other side it reads:

“MR JACK NEVER DID ANYTHING HALFWAY. ESTD. 1866 OLD NO 7 BRAND. EVERYDAY WE MAKE IT, WE’LL MAKE IT THE BEST WE CAN. THAT WAS JACK’S MOTTO WHETHER IT CAME TO MAKING HIS SMOOTH SIPPIN WHISKEY OR MAKING A PLACE TO SERVE IT. TRUE TO MR. JACK’S TRADITION EVERY DROP IS STILL MADE IN LYUNCUBRG, TENNESSEE”

The Red Dog Saloon bottle is easy to find, you can find them online as of 12/31/2018 for $27.

Release: 2017
Proof: 86
Size: 750ml

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