Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold Double Barreled Tennessee Whiskey 700mL is crafted to the same uncompromising standards as known to all Jack Daniel’s bottles. Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold earns its name from the double barreling and double mellowing. It is extra matured in golden-hued maple barrels and twice charcoal mellowed for luxurious hints of maple and an exceedingly smooth finish. The extra time and attention required to craft this ultra-smooth spirit means Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold is only released in a limited number of places.
(Tasted neat from a Glencairn Glass)
The nose is relatively light and soft, and required some time to open up before I started getting any defined flavors. I found caramel, sweet corn, a few notes of ripe banana, and a hint of rye spice. All of these flavors are wrapped in a prominent note of maple wood from the finishing process.
On the palate, this whiskey is again relatively soft with a thin mouthfeel. Initially, there is plenty of sweet maple syrup and dry oak, and a mild spice develops mid-palate. Other than the sweet notes and some muted baking spices, I really didn’t find much more flavor. The overall profile was slightly tannic and wood-heavy.
The finish is medium, dry, and relatively unimpressive. Sweet caramel and maple dominate along with mild alcohol burn that tapers off very quickly. The heavy wood notes define the finish and really prevent any additional flavors from developing.