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Jack Daniel’s Bonded vs Jack Daniel’s Triple Mash: Which Wins?

Discover the differences between Jack Daniel’s Bonded vs Jack Daniel’s Triple Mash in this head to head comparison and decide which Whiskey is better for You!

Jack Daniel’s Bonded

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NoseBanana, caramel vanilla, cherry
PalateBanana, corn, cherry, pecan
FinishShort, cherry, cinnamon
Alcohol content100 proof (50% ABV)
How to drinkRocks, Coke
Similar toGentleman Jack, Old No. 7

Jack Daniel’s has released a Bottled in Bond whiskey, that is, distillation by a single distiller in a single season, aged in a government bonded warehouse for at least 4 years and bottled at 100 proof.

It is made using the same mash as the every Jack Daniel’s whiskey: 80% corn, 12% malted barley and 8% rye.

The nose brings the signature banana note of Jack Daniel’s, followed by caramel, vanilla and cherry.

On the palate, Bonded lacks in body, not terribly thin as the classic Jack No. 7 but it could definitely use more body.

Flavor hits with banana at first, followed by sweet corn, a touch of Cherry Coke and pecan.

The finish is a bit short, with more Cherry Coke to it and a bit of cinnamon and very little warmth to it.

Jack Daniel’s is a sweet whiskey, but not cloying, quite easy to sip with no warmth or off-putting notes.

Perhaps a bit weak when compared to other bottled in bond releases, but this price point allows it to use as a mixer making a good whiskey to mix with Coke.

There are a few facts worth knowing about Jack Daniel’s Bonded:

  • Released in 2022 and only available in the United States.
  • Packaged in 700ml bottles as opposed to 750ml which is the standard.
  • The packaging was inspired by the original design of the 1895 Jack Daniel’s bottle.

Jack Daniel’s Triple Mash

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NoseBanana, vanilla, rye spice, clove
PalateBanana nut bread, ripe fruit, rye spice
FinishLong, rye spice, baking spice, chocolate
Alcohol content100 proof (50% ABV)
How to drinkRocks
Similar toJack Daniels 7

The Triple Mash is also a Bottled in Bond release but this is a blend of three whiskeys crafted at the Jack Daniel’s Lynchburg Distillery.

The blend is comprised of: 60% Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye, 20% Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, and 20% Jack Daniel’s American Malt.

The nose brings… banana! along vanilla, caramel, a bit or rye spice and clove; there is a bit of ethanol but it fades away fast.

On the palate, the Triple Mash has a medium body providing a decent mouthfeel. Flavor brings banana nut bread, along fruity notes of apple and a bit of apricot. There is a bit of rye spice to it but quite moderate.

The finish is long, with rye spice hitting harder than in the palate, but still quite restrained, along baking spice and a tad of bitter chocolate coming late to the party.

Jack Daniel’s Triple Mash is good, not as sweet as other releases from this brand, moderate on the rye spice and packed with nice tasting notes providing a solid experience from nose to finish.

No burn or weird tasting notes making a good sipping whiskey that drinks nicely over ice.

There are a few facts worth knowing about the JD Triple Mash:

  • Released in 2022 and only available in the United States.
  • Packaged in 700ml bottles.

Jack Daniel’s Bonded vs Triple Mash: Price comparison

Prices are approximate and stated in USD:

WhiskeyPriceBottle Size
Jack Daniel’s Bonded Whiskey$32700ml
Jack Daniel’s Triple Mash Whiskey$30700ml

Jack Daniel’s Bonded vs Jack Daniel’s Triple Mash: Which is better?

Triple Mash feels more robust

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Body
Palate
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  • Even though they are bottled at the same proof the Triple Mash has more body and tastes bolder without being harsh.
  • It has a lengthier finish that lingers nicely providing a nice experience from end to end with no let downs.

Personally, I’m surprised by both releases as they are better than expected (perhaps my expectations were too low) making solid improvements over the regular Jack Daniel’s, the Gentleman Jack and other releases from Lynchburg.

Price point makes them attractive whiskeys and good additions to the cabinet.