The whiskey of the week is Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7. In all honesty, this is my all time favorite, and could easily be the Whiskey of the Week every week.
This staple of the JD brand is mellowed drop by drop through 10-feet of sugar maple charcoal, then matured in handcrafted barrels of the company’s own making. Old No. 7 has a mix of sweet and oaky flavors that is perfect for sipping, for shots, neat or on the rocks, or with your favorite soda. Habitual readers know my preference, of course.
As an aside, I’ve visited the Jack Daniel’s distillery in Lynchburg Tennessee several times. I used to make a point of driving up on a weekend every time I had to visit Redstone Arsenal in Alabama. Taking the tour was always a pleasure. When the tour guide would start flapping lid of the vat of sour mash, you could damn near get high off the fumes. If you get the chance, you should make the trip.
But do not go on a Sunday. Despite being in a dry county, the distillery has a special exemption from the state legislature to share out samples…except on Sundays.
And, as always: remember that I’m a drunk, not an alcoholic. “Alcoholics” go to meetings!