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Gentleman Jack

light brown liquid in a small bottle with a silver and black label

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Gentleman Jack


About Gentleman Jack

Although I wasn’t too impressed with Jack Daniel’s No. 7 last year, a few friends of my have mentioned they think other Jack Daniel’s products are worth a try. So, when I saw that Jack Daniel’s offers Gentleman Jack in multiple bottle sizes, I thought it was a great opportunity to see for myself.

The production of Gentleman Jack is nearly identical to No.7, but with one additional step. Before bottling, the whiskey undergoes a second round of charcoal mellowing.

Bottle Specs

❖ Spirit: Tennessee Whiskey

Distillery: Jack Daniel Distillery

❖ ABV: 40% ABV (80 Proof)

❖ Low Price

Tasting Notes


Color: Amber

❖ Nose: Spice, Caramel, Vanilla, Oak

Taste: Cherry, Fruit, Vanilla, Spice, Oak

Finish: Medium, Fruit, Vanilla, Slight spice

Amber liquid in a glencairn glass


golden liquid in a wine glass with a lemon wheel garnish

Gentleman Jack Whiskey Sour Spritz

1.5 oz Whiskey

1 oz Simple Syrup

1 oz Lemon Juice

❖ Add whiskey, simple syrup and lemon juice to a shaker, add ice, and shake to chill

❖ Strain into a wine glass, and top with 4-6 oz of sparkling wine

❖ Add a splash of soda water, and garnish with a lemon wheel

Despite the whiskey sour being one of the most famous whiskey cocktails with numerous variations, I think this is the first time I’ve seen a spritz variation. But, I can understand why Jack Daniel’s suggests Gentleman Jack for this drink, because the fruit notes paired perfectly with the grape notes in sparkling wine. Although this cocktail is on the sweeter side, the lemon juice adds just enough tartness to balance the other ingredients. I was a big fan of this cocktail, and it’s perfect for a warm spring day.

Bottom Line


I think Gentleman Jack is a notable improvement over the less expensive Jack Daniel’s No. 7. The typical American whiskey notes are all present, but the balance between the bitter and sweet notes are better, resulting in a much more pleasant overall flavor. I also found the fruit and vanilla notes in no. 7 to have an artificial quality, which isn’t there in Gentleman Jack. While the flavor might not be the most exciting, I think it’s one of the smoothest whiskies I’ve ever tasted.

Despite the mellow flavor, Gentleman Jack still works great in cocktails. The fruit notes really came though in the Gentleman Jack Whiskey Sour. I would ordinarily want to use a cheaper spirit for cocktails, but I think Gentleman Jack is a big enough upgrade over No. 7 that I would recommend spending the extra money.

As always, drink responsibly.

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