Discover the differences between Jack Daniel’s Honey vs Wild Turkey American Honey in this head to head comparison and decide which Flavored Whiskey is better for You!
Jack Daniel’s Honey
|Nose||Banana, maple syrup, lemon, ethanol|
|Palate||Honey, banana, oak, peppermint|
|Finish||Honey, mint, spice|
|Alcohol content||70 proof (35% ABV)|
|How to drink||Cocktails|
|Similar to||Jim Beam Honey, Evan Williams Honey|
The nose brings the traditional Jack Daniel’s banana note, along a strong hint of maple syrup, lemon and a bit of alcohol, but nothing extreme.
On the palate, you get sweet honey and banana up-front, followed by a bit of oak char. There is subtle peppermint note to it which adds depth making it surprisingly interesting.
The finish is short-lived, mostly sweet, yet well balanced against a slight bitter note from the oak char, with mint and spice coming late.
Jack Daniel’s Honey is a pleasant surprise as I was expecting a cloying experience. Is not overly sweet and it has some interesting tasting notes that caught me by surprise.
It has no warmth or harsh notes making it a very easy drinker, thus you can drink it neat or rocks. Jack Honey shines in smooth and sweet cocktails making a versatile pour.
There are a few facts worth knowing about Jack Daniel’s Honey:
- Bottled at 70 proof.
- This is a blend of the Old Jack Daniel’s No.7 and a honey liqueur of their own making.
- Jack Daniel’s is the best-selling American Whiskey brand across the globe and the most famous Tennessee Whiskey (this is not a bourbon).
- This brand is owned by Brown-Forman, headquartered in Louisville, KY, and also holds top bourbon brands such as Old Forester and Woodford Reserve.
Wild Turkey American Honey
|Nose||Citrus, cinnamon, honey|
|Palate||Cinnamon, honey, oak char|
|Finish||Cinnamon, vanilla, oak char|
|Alcohol content||71 proof (35.5% ABV)|
|How to drink||Rocks|
|Similar to||Jack Daniel’s Honey, Jim Beam Honey|
The nose has a strong orange note, along cinnamon and a touch of honey.
On the palate, the American Honey kicks-off with a blast of cinnamon, which comes as a surprise in honey-flavored whiskey, followed by honey and the oak char note present in every Wild Turkey bottle.
The finish is short, with very little heat, more cinnamon to it, a touch of vanilla and more oak char.
The Wild Turkey American Honey has a different taste to the other whiskeys in this category as it tastes more like a cinnamon-infused dram.
It reminds me of the Fireball Cinnamon Whisky but with a note of oak char making it more interesting.
This is a super smooth dram and perhaps a bit too sweet, making an option for those with a sweet tooth or when looking for an after-dinner dram. It doesn’t take any effort and is just dessert on glass.
There are a few facts worth knowing about the Wild Turkey American Honey:
- Bottled at 71 proof.
- This is a blend of the Wild Turkey 81 Bourbon and pure honey.
- Originally released in 1976 as Wild Turkey Honey Liqueur and renamed American Honey in 2006.
- The Wild Turkey brand is owned by the Campari Group, headquartered in Milan, Italy.
Jack Daniel’s Honey and Wild Turkey American Honey are flavored whiskeys
These are not whiskeys but flavored whiskeys. They use the traditional Jack Daniel’s and the Wild Turkey Bourbon as their base, respectively, and infuse them with honey.
Jack Daniel’s Honey vs American Honey: Price comparison
Prices are approximate and stated in USD:
|Jack Daniel’s Honey||$18||750ml|
|Wild Turkey American Honey||$18||750ml|
Jack Daniel’s Honey vs Wild Turkey Honey: Which is better?
Jack Daniel’s tastes more like honey and Wild Turkey as cinnamon
|Whiskey||Jack Daniel’s Honey||Wild Turkey American Honey|
- Jack Daniel’s is a better deal for those who want a “whiskey” with a honey note, while the Wild Turkey is cinnamon-centered.
- There is no better here as they are both good, with no off-putting notes and some tasting notes that bring some balance to their sweet flavors.
This type of drams are not my jam but I like having stuff bottles like these as home when having guests that prefer something very smooth and sweet.
I am a bar and liquor shop owner in Oaxaca, Mexico where I have tasted hundreds of different spirits; perhaps more than I should!