I did not have time to worry about not being in attendance as I saw that Cape Town Girl had a Jack Daniels tasting on:
This chick. So you, like me, will be impressed by my lovely hosts’ similitude.
First off, I am no whiskey taster, I hardly even drink the stuff. But this is what we had to drink last night. We tasted three different version of Jack starting with Gentleman’s Jack. This was the lightest of the three in both colour and body. Not anyone’s favourite at the tasting finding it a little sharp and lacking in something. The Gentleman Jack sets itself apart from the others by it being filtered a second time after barrel ageing
The next whiskey was the Single Barrel offering. This was the darkest whiskey of the bunch and I found it dominated by caramel, spice, banana, and oak. It is aged for six to seven years in the barrel and, for me, was the biggest tipple of the night.
Finally good ‘ol Jack, with that unmistakable oily caramel and sweet spices. I found this the smoothest of the three, and most in balance. I set about the bottle and took pictures while the ladies posed:
By this point Cabernet Franc was the furthest thing from my mind.
An interesting evening. I am still no whiskey taster and will probably not be one for awhile. I find the effect wine has on my being is of jollity as opposed to the more dour ruminative effect of whiskey. I quite prefer the former, but the ladies provided enough jollity and fun to make up for a hundred bottles of Jack.