Discover the differences between Jack Daniel’s Triple Mash vs Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 in this in-depth comparison and decide which Whiskey is better for You!
Jack Daniel’s Triple Mash Whiskey
|Nose||Banana, vanilla, rye spice, clove|
|Palate||Banana nut bread, ripe fruit, rye spice|
|Finish||Long, rye spice, baking spice, chocolate|
|Alcohol content||100 proof (50% ABV)|
|How to drink||Rocks|
|Similar to||Jack Daniel’s Bonded Whiskey|
The Triple Mash is 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.
This whiskey 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 the banana note present in every Jack Daniel’s whiskey, 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 pleasant tasting notes providing a solid experience from nose to finish.
No burn or weird tasting notes making a nice 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.
- The packaging was inspired by the original design of the 1895 Jack Daniel’s bottle.
Jack Daniel’s No. 7
|Nose||Banana, oak, wood polish|
|Palate||Caramel, banana, oak char|
|Finish||Citrus, black pepper, oak spice|
|Alcohol content||80 proof (40% ABV)|
|How to drink||Coke|
|Similar to||Evan Williams, Maker’s Mark|
The nose brings a plastic banana note, with hints of brown sugar, oak and just a bit of wood polish.
On the palate, Jack Daniel’s falls flat, with very little body as it lacks texture. Somewhat sweet up-front, with oak char bitterness coming behind overwhelming the sweetness as you keep drinking it.
The finish is almost non-existent, hot and peppery, with a hint of citrus and something that reminds me of glue.
I have fond memories as Jack Daniel’s was my first whiskey and something I enjoyed 20 years ago, but my taste has evolved greatly and now is something I would only drink if drowned in Coke.
It’s just too harsh to make a nice sipping whiskey although it gets better when adding rocks. Ice tunes down the heat and the pepper making it acceptable.
Drink Jack Daniel’s with Coke or ginger ale and you will be very happy with it… beyond that it serves no purpose as it’s just too harsh.
I’ve compiled a list of substitutes to Jack Daniel’s that you should look into!
There are a few things worth knowing about Jack Daniel’s
- Jack Daniel’s is the best-selling American whiskey across the globe with sales of over 100 million bottles per year.
- Jack Daniel’s is not a Bourbon, but a Tennessee Whiskey, made from 80% corn, 12% barley, and 8% rye.
- Most distillers adhere to a set amount of years to declare a whiskey ready for bottling but Jack Daniel’s tasters decide when is ready based on color, aroma and flavor.
- Jack Daniel’s is filtered for up to 12 days through 10 feet (3 meters) of homemade sugar maple charcoal. This process removes some of the harshness from the spirit.
Jack Daniel’s Triple Mash vs Old No. 7: Price comparison
Prices are approximate and stated in USD:
|Jack Daniel’s Triple Mash||$30||700ml|
|Jack Daniel’s No. 7||$17||750ml|
Jack Daniel’s Triple Mash vs Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7: Which is better?
Triple Mash delivers a better experience
|Whiskey||Jack Triple Mash||Old No. 7|
- If you are exclusively looking for a whiskey to drown in Coke or Red Bull save your hard earned money and stay with the regular Jack Daniel’s that mixes nicely with those two.
- Jack Tripe Mash is a good sipping whiskey, much better than expected and something that goes to to toe with bourbons such as Woodford Reserve or Buffalo Trace.
- It tastes nicely while providing a solid experience from nose to finish with no let downs.
Surprisingly good, honestly, as I was not expecting it to be this solid and way better than the Old No. 7 which I liked 20 years ago but not anymore as taste evolves.
I am a bar and liquor shop owner in Oaxaca, Mexico where I have tasted hundreds of different spirits; perhaps more than I should!