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.
|Bib & Tucker||91||$75 / 750ml|
|Angels Envy||90||$65 / 750ml|
|Old Forester 1870||80||$55 / 750ml|
|Old Forester 1897||79||$55 / 750ml|
|Michters US 1 Small Batch||79||$45 / 750ml|
|Basil Hayden's||75||$35 / 750ml|
|Eagle Rare 10 Year Old Bourbon||75||$35 / 750ml|
|Hirsch Small Batch||74||$35 / 750ml|
|Teeling Whiskey||70||$50 / 750ml|
|Cruzan No. 9 Spiced Rum||67||$20 / 750ml|
|Beer Barrel Bourbon||66||$35 / 750ml|
|Gentleman Jack||65||$35 / 750ml|
|Kraken Rum||64||$25 / 750ml|
|Jack Daniels`||51||$25 / 750ml|
|Widow Jane||45||$70 / 750ml|
|Redemption||40||$30 / 750ml|
|Woodford Reserve||30||$13 / 50ml|
|Winchester Extra Smooth||15||$23 / 750ml|
|Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey||10||$20 / 750ml|
|Hill Billy||9||$20 / 750ml|
|Fireball||5||$18 / 750ml|