Last Updated on August 22, 2023 by Lydia Martin
It took four years for Jack Daniel’s to make a follow-through on its first bonded whiskey. However, their master distiller Chris Fletcher’s confidence in these two new releases is high.
Let’s learn more about Jack Daniel’s Bottled-in-Bond’s price and flavor profiles.
About Jack Daniel’s Bottled-In-Bond Series
Chris Fletcher, Jack Daniel’s master distiller, announced the release of the first two permanent expressions that are part of Jack Daniel’s bonded Tennessee whiskey series.
Jack Daniel’s Triple Mash and Bonded are both per the regulations of the bottled-in-bond act.
Both were processed during one distilling season with whiskey blends aged at least four years, passing the 100-proof threshold.
These were made available early in May 2022 across the US. However, the availability in the international markets will follow in the latter part of 2022.
History & Origin
The Jack Daniel distillery was established in 1866, years before the bottled-in-bond act (1) was established. They have been making exceptional American whiskey over the years.
Jack Daniel’s master distiller Chris Fletcher, came up with Jack Daniel’s Bonded and Triple Mash in addition to Jack Daniel’s Bonded 100 Proof Sour Mash Whiskey.
How It’s Made
Both bottles are made at Jack Daniel Distillery. It is distilled and processed for charcoal mellowing (2).
Jack Daniel’s Bottled-in-bond whiskeys are stored in unique barrels making exceptional American whiskey acquire a deeper color, aroma, and a more oak-forward character.
Jack Daniel’s Triple Mash is a blend of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye, Jack Daniel’s American Malt, and Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey, distilled during the same distilling season as required by the bottled-in-bond act.
Ownership & Distillery
Jack Daniel’s is owned and operated by Brown-Forman, located in Lynchburg, Tennessee. The brand manufactures varied whiskey types, including Jack Daniel’s Triple Mash Blended Straight Whiskey and Jack Daniel’s Bonded Whiskey.
However, these are only manufactured in the 149-year-old distillery, named on the US Department of the Interior’s Register of Historic Places.
What Does It Mean For Whiskey To Be Bottled-In-Bond?
For a whiskey to be called bottled-in-bond, it must abide by the bottled-in-bond act, which requires bonded whiskey to be:
- A product of one distiller during a single season
- It should be distilled in one distillery
- Must be aged for at least four years in a federally bonded warehouse
- Must have 100 proof
Jack Daniel’s Bonded Series
|Characteristic||Jack Daniel’s Bonded Whiskey||Jack Daniel’s Triple Mash Blended Straight Whiskey|
|Palate||Strong caramel notes, toasted marshmallow, rich oak-forward character.||Pleasant notes of honey, baking spices, malt, and soft oak|
|Nose||Banana, caramel, vanilla with hints of maple syrup and soft oak||Fruity notes, oak, orange peel, and vanilla|
|Color/Hue||Lighter shade of amber||Rich and deeper color of red copper|
|Finish||Minimum to long, warm and spicy||Short and dry with a noticeable rye spice flavor|
|Mash Bill/ Blends||80% Corn, 12% Malted Barley, 8% Rye||60% Jack Daniel’s Tennessee rye, 20% Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey, 20% Jack Daniel’s American Malt|
Common Jack Daniel’s Bonded Series Prices
|Type||Size||Alcohol By Volume||Average Price |
(as per Drizly)
|Jack Daniel’s Bottled-In-Bond Tennessee Whiskey||700 ml||50%|| |
|Jack Daniel’s Triple Mash Blended Straight Whiskey||700 ml||50%|| |
Compared to Other Tennessee Whiskeys
George Dickel is a limited-release 13-year-old Tennessee whiskey and is the brand’s entry as bottled-in-bond whiskeys. It has a well-balanced, mature flavor, considering how long it was aged. A 750 ml bottle of George Dickel is roughly $40, almost the same as Jack’s.
Heaven’s Door Limited Release is Bob Dylan’s bonded whiskey bottles. It is balanced with the visible alcohol presence with a delicious finish of candied almond. Each 750 ml bottle of this exceptional American whiskey is around $50, which is higher than Jack’s.
Uncle Nearest premium whiskey is another bonded whiskey that is well accepted in the US and the international markets. A 750 ml bottle is sold for roughly $50, slightly higher than Jack Daniel’s but within the suggested retail prices for bonded bottles.
Popular Jack Daniel’s Bottled-In-Bond Cocktail Recipes
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
- 1 oz whiskey Jack Daniel’s Triple Mash
- 1 oz Campari
- 1 oz dry vermouth
- lemon twist for garnish
Fill mixing glass with ice halfway. Pour in the Campari, triple mash whiskey, and dry vermouth and stir until chilled—strain over to a coupe glass. Garnish and serve.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
- 1.5 oz whiskey Jack Daniel’s Triple Mash
- 1 oz Campari
- 1 oz Sweet red vermouth
- Cherry (garnish)
Place ice mid-way in a mixing glass. Pour in Campari, triple mash whiskey, and sweet red vermouth. Stir well—strain over fresh ice on a rock’s glass. Garnish with a cherry and serve.
Is Jack Daniel’s bottled-in-bond limited?
Yes, Jack Daniel’s bonded whiskeys are currently limited within US states. It is a whiskey processed during the same distilling season, and these bottled-in-bond whiskeys are produced in a limited manner. However, it will be available worldwide by the end of 2022.
What is Jack Daniel’s bottled-in-bond best mixed with?
Jack Daniel’s bonded whiskeys are best mixed with everything because of their versatile profile. It can be mixed with soda or fruit juices and still come out savory with just the right alcohol presence.
The first two permanent expressions from Jack Daniel’s are exactly what the brand claims to be – layered flavors and character but not drifting away from the Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey they are known for.
The prices are also kept within the suggested retail prices, which is impressive, considering the quality. New drinkers will have a good first sip experience with bonded whiskeys.