TJIF: Jack Daniel’s Barrel-Aged Beer Release
February 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thank Jack It’s Friday!
Join us in the Taproom on Friday, February 8th, when we release a very limited, draft-only Dusk till Dusk and offer a rare opportunity to taste a Jack Daniel’s single barrel whiskey, courtesy of Whiskey Library DC. (For those unfamiliar with the production of whiskey, one batch is typically a blend of various barrels!)
Last year, Whiskey Library DC hand-selected a single barrel of Jack Daniel’s for bottling. The result, referred to as Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Barrel Proof, is a balanced sweetness of caramel on the palate, followed by tobacco and spice—surprisingly noticeable at 67 percent. On the nose, a big hit of maple up front with caramel and wood following, and a dried fruit-note rounding it out. A bold, long, and dry finish with the first hints of vanilla and sugar candy.
The group graciously passed along the empty barrel for us to fill; we were more than happy to oblige. We took the base beer of Dusk till Dusk, which had previously spent seven months in a barrel from the DC-based distillery, Joseph Magnus, and then racked it into the Jack barrel—inevitably making our beloved imperial barrel-aged stout, a double-barrel-aged beer.
We’ll be offering a pour of Dusk and a shot of the single-barrel Jack for $15. Dusk pours can also be purchased separately.
And Whiskey Library DC will be on site to savor in our collaborative endeavor and answer any questions about their single barrel program.
Tasting notes on this limited-batch brew to follow.