Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire 70 Proof
When it comes to American whiskey, there are only a few names that stand out — and Jack Daniel's is usually first on that list. In fact, in 2012, the brand was named the highest selling American whiskey in the world. Made in Lynchburg, Tenn., Jack Daniel's mash is made from corn, rye, and malted barley that's distilled in copper stills. It's then filtered through 10-foot stacks of maple sugar before the Lincoln County Process and all impurities are removed. After that it's stored in new, handcrafted oak barrels that give the whiskey its distinct copper color and the majority of its distinct — and beloved — flavor.
If you're already a fan of Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 Whiskey, chances are you already know all of this. Or maybe you didn't, you just know you love the flavor. If you're already a Jack Daniel's devotee, chances are you're also going to love Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire. This flavor profile is crafted with their original blend, along with a proprietary red-hot cinnamon liqueur. It's 70 proof, just like the popular Jack Honey and priced along the same lines.
With cinnamon whiskeys invading the market, Jack Daniel's offering is exciting for a number of reasons. First, if it's Jack, you know it's going to be good. With a swift kick of fiery spice blends in the nose, Tennessee Fire mellows into the scent of original Jack. Its taste is sweet, then hot, then smooth, ending with that traditional Tennessee whiskey flavor that Jack Daniel's is known for. Second, Tennessee Fire is a cinnamon-flavored whiskey for a grown-up palate. It's so good, it's best served chilled or on the rocks.
Of course, it also mixes nicely with a Michigan-made hard cider.