For some drinkers, whiskey is either too harsh or just ‘isn’t for them.’ Jack Daniel’s, however, is the whiskey fit for all palates. The Yummy team was invited for a private tasting at The Chatroom and minds were changed. It doesn’t matter whether you like yours with a bit of character and sophisticated tasting notes or whether you have a sweet palate that gravitates towards delicious drinks, Jack Daniel’s has an offering for everyone.
Amid savoury bitings that definitely had us asking for more, networking and light conversations, we were at The Chatroom to try five of the finest Jack Daniel’s spirits that were; The Jack Daniel’s Old No.7, Gentleman Jack, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey and the Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire.
David Mwangi, Jack Daniel’s East Africa Brand Ambassador, took us through each of the drinks. Old No. 7 is popular with most whiskey drinkers and it was evident at the private tasting. Perhaps it’s because of its banana aroma. Kenya is blessed to be one of the region’s leading producer of the plant so it was such a familiar note on the nose.
I will skip to the Tennessee Honey and Tennessee Fire because not only are they worth the hype but also because they got the most ‘this is the one‘ votes from the guests. The Honey is a blend of the whiskey and honey liqueur which means it’s not a straight whiskey but amazing nonetheless. With hints of molasses and chocolate, this drink has a smooth finish and great for cocktails.
The Tennessee Fire was my top pick. It has a robust cinnamon aroma and the taste, ah, the taste was just perfect, a balance of sweet and spicy cinnamon! And guess what? We had a wonderful toast to the Tennessee Fire as we concluded the night.
David Mwangi noted, “Jack Daniel’s is a drink you enjoy as a family, friends and loved ones for special occasions. With five variants, we have catered for all people and the various preferences when it comes to whiskey.”