Introduced in 2011, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey was at the very forefront of today’s exploding honey whiskey revolution. Sure, honey whiskies had been done before, but largely only in limited release or by smaller regional whiskey brands. Since its inception, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey has gone on to become an incredibly profitable label for the JD franchise, appealing to both loyal fans of Jack Daniel’s for its tried and true Old No. 7 base recipe as well as to new comers to whiskey for its sweet inviting aromas and taste.

While there isn’t heck of a lot of information on exactly how Tennessee Honey is produced from start to finish, what they will tell us, is that Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 is used as the base ingredient and it’s then mingled with a proprietary honey liqueur before bottling. Around the distillery the best way to describe Tennessee Honey we’ve heard is – “it’s little bit of honey and a whole lot of Jack.” Seems too damn simple if you ask us, but I guess most of the best things in life are exactly that… simple!
Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey Review
Photo Credit: Jack Daniel’s on Facebook
Recently we teamed up with the Jack Daniel’s crew in Lynchburg, Tennessee to put their newest creation in almost a decade to the test. We were warned that Tennessee Honey is best served chilled, so we followed instructions and kept our tasting samples in the freezer over night before breaking the seal and serving the first pour. How did it rank? Well, here’s what we found out…

– Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Review –

Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey Review
  • Proof: 70 (35% ABV)
  • Age: Blended – Charred White Oak Barrels
  • Nose: Nuts, honey and hints of oak
  • Flavors: Honey, sweetness and molasses
  • Taste: A (Excellent)
  • MixabilityB (Good)
  • Buzz Factor: B+ (Very Good)
  • Price: $17.99 USD (750ml.)
Overall: We give Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey a B+ (Highly Recommended) Its golden appearance and rich honey aroma is distinctly welcoming (even to non-whiskey drinkers) yet still remains unquestionably Jack Daniels at its roots. Serving chilled is absolutely the way to go with Tennessee Honey, no doubt about it! We choose to keep our samples in the freezer where the viscosity thickened a tad bit, but remained incredibly drinkable (chilling in the fridge is totally acceptable as well). At 70 proof we found it to be best served on ice where you can appreciate its sweetness and subtle – yet distinguishable Old No. 7 body as well. Mixing Tennessee Honey can be a challenge… a fun one. 

Mix it up with… “Jack & Swarmy” 

Ingredients:  1.5 parts Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, 1/4 part lime juice (one squeeze lime wedge), 4 parts ginger ale or ginger beer.
Directions: Combine ingredients in a tall glass over ice. Top with ginger beer or ginger ale, garnish with a lime wedge, and drink up!
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Busted Wallet’s resident testing and review specialist, Josh has a keen eye for all things tech, booze, and sports-related. After working closely with brands such as Nike, The North Face, EA Sports, Beam Global, Burton, HP, Oakley, Sony, Cannondale, Confluence Watersports, Taylormade Golf and many others over the past several years he’s grown to become one of the most reliable reviewers in the business.

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