I’m attending a Jack Daniel’s tasting tonight as Cape Town Girl’s superemo palate, advisor on all alcoholic beverages, and general wine guy.
You can follow the tasting on twitter between 19:30 and 20:30; use #jdtasting or follow @JD_Tasting. There are a bunch of people taking part, so you won’t just have a stream of me blathering on about the oily smokiness of Jack
Thought I would do a bit of reading up before I went, and apparently:
Jack Daniel’s is not a bourbon. It is a categorised as a Tennessee Whiskey whose production method – filtering the whiskey through a layer of maple charcoal before being aged in casks – sets it apart.
Jack died after kicking his safe – he apparently always forgot the combination. The resulting injury became infected. This story may not be true, but a good warning to those who smoke too much weed.
According to Neatorama Jack Daniel’s started a 10-piece Silver Cornet Band. He then got the band to travel the country playing and promoting the whiskey.
This was the band. What does a cornet band sound like? The very question I asked myself. So to save you the hassle of copying and pasting my text into Google, I present the Blue Marble Silver Cornet Band: