Taste the Rich History of Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Sour Mash Black Label

Jack Daniel's has been around since 1875 and has become one of the most iconic and recognizable whiskeys in the world. Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 Sour Mash Whiskey is a sour mash whiskey made from corn, , and barley , with a distinctive charcoal mellowed flavor. It is also known as Jack Daniels Black Label bcause of the black label on the bottle.

What makes Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 so unique is its charcoal mellowing process, which removes impurities from the whiskey. The whiskey is then aged for at least four years in new white oak to give it its signature smoothness and smoky flavor.

The taste of Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 is described as nutty, with notes of caramel, vanilla, roasted oak, cinnamon, clove, toasted banana, red apple and hints of licorice, grain, and grass. This full-bodied whiskey has a smoky smooth finish that lingers on the palate and makes it an ideal drink for any occasion or celebration.

Whether you're looking for a classic drink or something more like an old-fashioned or Manhattan cocktail – Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 is sure to be your go-to spirit for any occasion! With its unique blend of flavors and perfect balance of sweetness and spice – this amazing whiskey will never let you down!

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The Meaning of the Old Number 7 in Jack Daniels

The “Old No. 7” brand name of Jack Daniels has a deep historical meaning. It pays homage to the original registration number of the Jack Daniels distillery, which was assigned by the federal government in the 19th century. This number was 7, and it was allocated to Daniel's distillery in district 4. Unfortunately, Daniel was forced to change his registration number when the area was redrawn and his distillery became No. 16 in district 5. However, he kept Old No. 7 as his brand name to honor the original registration number that had been assigned to him and his company all those years ago.

Is Jack Daniels Sour Mash a Bourbon?

No, Jack Daniel's is not a bourbon. It is a Tennessee Sour Mash Whiskey. While both bourbons and Tennessee Sour Mash Whiskeys are made from grain mashes that include at least 51% corn, the difference between the two lies in the extra step taken to make Jack Daniel's. After distillation, Jack Daniels is charcoal-mellowed by dripping the whiskey drop by drop through 10 feet of sugar maple charcoal. This unique process gives Jack Daniels its distinct flavor profile and makes it an official category of whiskey – Tennessee Sour Mash Whiskey.

The Taste of Jack Daniels Old No 7

Jack Daniel's Old No 7 has a complex and robust flavor profile. It starts off with nutty and roasty caramel, vanilla, and roasted oak notes, as well as a hint of cinnamon and clove. Underlying these flavors are subtle notes of toasted banana, red apple, licorice, grain, and grass. Overall, it is a smooth and full-bodied whiskey that has a balanced taste between the oaky and spicy flavors. The overall taste is reminiscent of charred wood with sweet undertones.

Aging Process of Jack Daniels Black Label

Jack Daniels Black Label is aged for at least four years in new, charred American oak barrels which the distillery makes itself. During this aging process, the whiskey deepens in flavor and color as it absorbs the unique characteristics of the wood. This maturation helps to create a distinctively smooth taste that sets Jack Daniels apart from other whiskeys.


In conclusion, Jack Daniel's Whiskey is a unique Tennessee Sour Mash Whiskey that truly stands out from othr whiskey varieties. It has been charcoal-mellowed drop by drop through 10 feet of sugar maple charcoal to produce its distinct flavor profile of nutty and roasty caramel, vanilla, roasted oak, cinnamon, clove, toasted banana, red apple and hints of licorice, grain and grass. It makes for an excellent ingredient for a number of mixed drinks and as well as a great neat or on the rocks option. With its smooth taste and rich history, Jack Daniel's is one of the most popular whiskeys in the world.

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Thomas Ashford

Thomas Ashford is a highly educated brewer with years of experience in the industry. He has a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry and a Master Degree in Brewing Science. He is also BJCP Certified Beer Judge. Tom has worked hard to become one of the most experienced brewers in the industry. He has experience monitoring brewhouse and cellaring operations, coordinating brewhouse projects, and optimizing brewery operations for maximum efficiency. He is also familiar mixology and an experienced sommelier. Tom is an expert organizer of beer festivals, wine tastings, and brewery tours.