Long awaited in the UK and with a big following in the USA, this is Jack Daniel’s honey and whiskey liqueur. A mix of regular Old No 7 and a spiced honey liqueur, it’s got spice, sweetness, floral undertones and a long smooth finish. Drink over ice, chilled or even in a cup of coffee – it’s rather tasty.
NOSE Pungent honey right off the bat – a freshly opened jar of crystallised honey, with a touch of earthiness to it – fudge, biscuits (British ones), floral hints and some allspice.
PALATE Thick and oily texture, with dark caramel (both runny and solid shards), nutmeg and allspice. The flavours remain rich and dark, with sweet milky coffee, dark chocolate and demarara sugar lightened by some candied lemon hints. There’s also, as you might expect, a rich and sweet honey undertone beneath it all – lightly pungent and floral, with a real honey flavour.
FINISH Spicy and sweet, with cinnamon heat, runny honey and vanilla fudge. Not as sweet or sharp as most honey whiskey liqueurs, with real honey flavour, rich sweetness and gentle spice.