Jack Daniel's Sinatra Select, 45%

Price: $165 Issue: Spring 2014 Reviewer: John Hansell

This new Jack Daniel's offering is marketed as being “bold and smooth.” It certainly is bolder when compared to the standard Jack Daniel's offering, with a mélange of corn, creamy vanilla, toasted caramel, bright citrus, and dry resinous oak spiked with cinnamon. The smoothness ends, however, when the oak grip intensifies on the finish. Adding ice does tame the oak, if that's your thing. Still, I'd prefer the oak be more restrained. Price is per liter.