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Jul 5, 2011 11:27 AM

Tennessee Honey (Jack Daniels)

Anyone try this? I'm intrigued, but cautious. I love Jack Daniels and am curious as to what exactly the honey does for it.

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  1. Almost bought a bottle yesterday, I was buying regular Jack and some guy just came over and started raving about it. I even asked him if he worked for them, but no he just loves it. I picked it up but realized I was buying too much other stuff, curious to see if anyone else likes it more than say Barenjaeger German honey liqueur. It says it is a honey liqueur not straight honey. Also noticed every other bourbon company seems to have their own version too. According to my friend, it makes it so palatable that you can drink it for breakfast.....

    1. I'm pretty sure it's just liquor mixed with honey and maybe some other spices/flavorings.

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        1. I tried a mini bottle out of curiosity - tastes pretty much like the other American honey liqueurs I have tried (Wild Turkey and Evan Williams), which is to say very sweet with very little whiskey flavor. Nearly undrinkable straight, really cloying but can almost be used as in place of simple syrup in whiskey drinks.

          Just buy Drambuie if you want a similar liqueur done right.

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          1. re: ncyankee101

            Agreed. Too sweet and just...well, unenjoyable. Sorry for the inability to articulate.

            1. re: invinotheresverde

              Same here. For a recent party at my parents' house, my mother bought it to have for my father, who is a devoted Jack drinker. He and I both tried it on the rocks, and both almost spit it out. It was just way too sweet, and had almost no taste of whiskey. Probably that wasn't the proper use for it, as I've never bought any of the other honey liquers mentioned, but that's how we both tend to drink Jack. (I like other whiskey and bourbon neat, but prefer Jack on the rocks for some reason.) I'm sure there's a use for it, but if you are a straight whiskey/bourbon drinker, it's probably not for you.

              1. re: Ditdah

                Weird - there are a lot of honey liquer varieties out there, but Jack Daniels Honey is the only one I'll drink.

                Keep in mind that I don't drink hardly anything - an amaretto sour here and there, or a nice Lindeman's framboise - an occasional sip of my husband's extensive Jack Daniel collection, that's the only drinking I do. I fully appreciate how Jack just smells like an awesome old Tennessee cabin.

                Their Honey, however, is amazing. Not syrup-y, but with hints of almost maple syrup that cuts a bit of the edge. But there's no mistaking that this is a full-bodied aged Tennessee whiskey - it just has a sweet overtone. I sip it straight. I've tried that Evan Williams honey stuff and it's junk.

                For my money, it's Jack Honey all the way.

          2. I just picked up a bottle of a similar liqueur which is IMO much better than the other American whiskey liqueurs - Prichard's Sweet Lucy. It is an apricot / orange flavored Bourbon liqueur which has a much better, less cloying flavor than the JD, WT or Evan Williams products - I wouldn't quite put in on par with Drambuie but for the $20 I paid it is a nice liqueur.

            Prichard's also makes a mango - peach rum liqueur called Sweet Georgia belle which is on my list to try.

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            1. re: ncyankee101

              Maybe good to cook with? Never been a fan of flavored whiskeys.

              1. re: scubadoo97

                I don't know about cooking with it, the flavors are rather subtle - probably better as a sweetener in cocktails, maybe with a Bourbon in a rusty-nail type drink or for an interesting twist on an old-fashioned.