I didn’t start drinking until later than most. Blame a Baptist college and social circle that didn’t involve a lot of parties.
It took me years to enjoy a good beer and half life to learn how a good bottle of bourbon could warm my heart as it warmed my palate.
When I began to drink whiskey my go to was Jack Daniels. It is easy to find, has consistent quality, and mixes well.
I actually feel bad for how I rank Jack Daniels overall. It was my first whiskey, but I’ve grown in the last five decades and my honest evaluation is that Jack Daniels is a 51/100.
- Easy to find
- Great for mixers.
- Rough edges on the palate.
- Post sip bite makes it hard to sip, drink neat or even over ice.