LYNCHBURG, Tenn. (November 23, 2020) – Following two annual releases of the award-winning Jack Daniel’s Heritage Barrel, today the brand announces the Single Barrel 2020 Special Release Barrel Proof Rye. Limited to just 200 barrels, this year’s special release celebrates the early craftsmanship of the Jack Daniel Distillery and honors the history of American rye whiskey.
Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Barrel Proof Rye is bottled in its purest form, straight from the barrel, uncut at full proof. Because this special release Tennessee whiskey is charcoal mellowed and aged in new, white oak barrels, it also has the Jack character and smooth finish.
Tennessee Rye is the Jack Daniel Distillery’s first new grain bill since Prohibition, made up of 70% rye, 12% malt and 18% corn. This special iteration, aged at the highest reaches of the barrel house offers a deep copper hue with robust aromas of deep smoke, raisin, rich caramel and toasted fruit; boasting tastes of molasses, sawn oak and bold rye spices with a peppery finish.
“Our team created this special release to give our friends the chance to taste our rye whiskey at the proof mother nature created. This barrel proof offering is as close as you can get to being inside a barrelhouse and sampling for yourself.” says Jack Daniel’s newly appointed Master Distiller Chris Fletcher. “I’m excited to begin my tenure as Master Distiller alongside this special release that celebrates our award-winning rye whiskey, and I look forward to sharing it with the many friends of Jack who are sure to be satisfied.”
Jack Daniel’s is the only major whiskey company in the world to make its own barrels, crafted from American white oak and hand raised by expert coopers. The craft of each unique barrel is key in the vital maturation process that makes Single Barrel products special.
The limited-edition Single Barrel Barrel Proof Rye bottle will hit shelves starting in late November, available in a 750ml size with a suggested retail price of $64.99.