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Perfect Pairings: Jack Daniel’s 10 Year-Old / El Güegüense

Jack Daniel's

t’s been a long time since an age-stated Jack Daniel’s has hit the market; in fact it’s been more than 100 years. That is all changing with the upcoming release of the Jack Daniel’s 10-Year-Old. The limited availability whiskey, which will eventually become an annual release, honors the brand’s past while employing newer aging techniques to produce a Jack Daniel’s product unlike anything you’ve ever tasted.

“This product has been hand-crafted by our distillery team in Lynchburg over the last ten summers, all while keeping up with the growing demand for Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey around the world,” explained Master Distiller Chris Fletcher. Over the past ten years Fletcher and his team evolved the distillery’s aging practices by maturing Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey in barrels that were relocated throughout the barrelhouse to extend the aging process. The result is a more complex whiskey with a flavor that layers on top of the traditional Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 profile. The whiskey is bottled at 97 proof—a first for the Jack Daniel Distillery.

The whiskey has an inviting combination of cinnamon, fig, and oak on the nose while the palate delivers butterscotch, dried fruit, and smoke accompanied by a deliciously sweet spice.

The Jack Daniel’s 10-Year-Old will retail at $70 for 750ml with the first batch hitting shelves in limited quantities in early September across the US.

THE PAIRING

The El Güegüense is a creamy and flavorful medium-bodied smoke with a substantial pepper and spice backbone complemented by notes of cedar, cinnamon, and a touch of cocoa. The pepper and spice in the cigar go toe to toe with the whiskey’s oak and high proof, leaving the palate open for the sweet, creamy components of each. This is a perfectly complementary pairing.


Photography by: Andy Astencio

Location: The Cleat at Boater’s Grill

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Categories: Drink
Manufacturers: Foundation Cigars

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