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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) Announces Jack Daniel's single barrel selections - Available December 21st

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced the availability of Jack Daniel's single barrel selections beginning at select locations (list below) on Saturday, December 21st at 9am. For this release, the state worked with Jack Daniel's Master Distiller Jeff Arnett to select 12 barrels available exclusively in Ohio.
For this release, there are three types: Single Barrel Select, Single Barrel Rye, and Single Barrel, Barrel Proof.

Single Barrel Select - Four barrels bottled at 94 proof (47% alcohol) and sells for $44.99 + tax for a 750 ml bottle. 
  • Barrel 19-0588
    Nose: Cinnamon and clove
    Taste: Caramel and apricot
    Finish: Lingering
  • Barrel 19-05892
    Nose: Caramel and sweeter notes
    Taste: Butterscotch, chocolate, smaller spice notes
    Finish: Medium
  • Barrel 19-05907
    Nose: Dried fruit and citrus
    Taste: Fruit forward with oakey tones
    Finish: Buttery and vanilla
  • Barrel 19-05904
    Nose: Spicy, tobacco dried cherries
    Taste: Apricots and butterscotch
    Finish: Medium

Single Barrel Rye - Four barrels also bottled at 94 proof (47% alcohol). These sell for $49.99 + tax for a 750 ml bottle.
  • Barrel 19-06597
    Nose: Vanilla and banana
    Taste: Buttery, smooth, with mild spice
  • Barrel 19-03678
    Nose: Fruit notes and pepper
    Taste: Heavy spice
    Finish: Long
  • Barrel 19-06607
    Nose: Fruity and floral
    Taste: Black pepper and toffee
    Finish: Medium
  • Barrel 19-06611
    Nose: Pear and apple
    Taste: Buttery and oaky
    Finish: Long
Single Barrel, Barrel Proof - Four barrels bottled between 125-140 proof (62.5 - 70% alcohol) and will sell for $64.99 + tax.
  • Barrel 19-15073
    Nose: Brown sugar
    Taste: Dark peppery spice
    Finish: Long
  • Barrel 19-15074
    Nose: Dried fruit and vanilla
    Taste: Cinnamon and other spices, notes of hazelnut
    Finish: Long
  • Barrel 19-15075
    Nose: Sweeter notes and aromatics
    Taste: Black pepper, maple syrup
    Finish: Long
  • Barrel 19-15076
    Nose: Brown sugar and aromatics
    Taste: Black pepper, hazelnut, and dried fruits
    Finish: Long


My Take

Historically, I haven't been a huge Jack Daniel's fan. When I was starting out, it was always Jim or Jack and I found I preferred Jim more, which is one of the early reasons I gravitated to bourbon over whiskey and scotch. Having said this, there are a ton of Jack Daniel's fans out there... In fact, I always keep a bottle of Gentleman Jack on hand for when they visit.

When I look at the reasons if a certain release is worthwhile, I look at number of locations, allocation per location, uniqueness of the bottles, and price. Based on that criteria, if you are a Jack fan, this is a release worth checking into. There are 16 locations across the state with over 150 bottles at each location. These bottles are unavailable on a daily basis in Ohio and the prices are reasonable. If I were going to the release (be at the store at least 30 minutes before opening), I'd be most interested in the Single Barrel, Barrel Proof at $64.99 + tax.

If you go to any of the locations on December 21st or end up buying a bottle, drop a note in the comments with your thoughts.


Locations (alphabetical by city)

Acme 
1835 W. Market St., Akron       
Single Barrel Rye: 60 Bottles, Barrel 19-06607   
Single Barrel: 60 Bottles, Barrel 19-05907           
Single Barrel, Barrel Proof: 42 Bottles, Barrel 19-15076

Queen City Wine & Spirits         
113 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati         
Single Barrel Rye: 54 Bottles, Barrel 19-03678   
Single Barrel: 60 Bottles, Barrel 19-05892           
Single Barrel, Barrel Proof: 42 Bottles, Barrel 19-15074

Chateau Wine & Spirits
2131 Polaris Parkway, Columbus           
Single Barrel Rye: 60 Bottles, Barrel 19-06597
Single Barrel: 60 Bottles, Barrel 19-05886           
Single Barrel, Barrel Proof: 42 Bottles, Barrel 19-15073

Fine Wine & True Spirits       
6080 Wilmington Pike, Dayton       
Single Barrel Rye: 60 Bottles, Barrel 19-03678   
Single Barrel: 60 Bottles, Barrel 19-05892           
Single Barrel, Barrel Proof: 42 Bottles, Barrel 19-15074

Defiance Beverage Center         
1100 N. Clinton Rd., Defiance   
Single Barrel Rye: 54 Bottles, Barrel 19-06597   
Single Barrel: 54 Bottles, Barrel 19-05886           
Single Barrel, Barrel Proof: 36 Bottles, Barrel 19-15073

Giant Eagle     
2173 Stringtown Rd., Grove City
Single Barrel Rye: 60 Bottles, Barrel 19-06597   
Single Barrel: 60 Bottles, Barrel 19-05886           
Single Barrel, Barrel Proof: 42 Bottles, Barrel 19-15073

Middletown Fine Wine & Spirits
721 Breiel Blvd., Middletown   
Single Barrel Rye: 54 Bottles, Barrel 19-03678   
Single Barrel: 48 Bottles, Barrel 19-05892           
Single Barrel, Barrel Proof: 30 Bottles, Barrel 19-15074

World Wines & Liquor 
8760 Mentor Ave., Mentor       
Single Barrel Rye: 66 Bottles, Barrel 19-06607   
Single Barrel: 60 Bottles, Barrel 19-05907           
Single Barrel, Barrel Proof: 48 Bottles, Barrel 19-15076

Cap & Corks     
25141 Lorain Rd., North Olmsted           
Single Barrel Rye: 60 Bottles, Barrel 19-06611   
Single Barrel: 48 Bottles, Barrel 19-05904           
Single Barrel, Barrel Proof: 42 Bottles, Barrel 19-15075

Giant Eagle     
7939 Day Dr., Parma   
Single Barrel Rye: 66 Bottles, Barrel 19-06607   
Single Barrel: 60 Bottles, Barrel 19-05907           
Single Barrel, Barrel Proof: 48 Bottles, Barrel 19-15076

Bassett's Market           
3994 East Harbor Rd., Port Clinton         
Single Barrel Rye: 66 Bottles, Barrel 19-06611   
Single Barrel: 54 Bottles, Barrel 19-05904           
Single Barrel, Barrel Proof: 42 Bottles, Barrel 19-15075

Wine Works   
1550 Commerce Rd., Springfield
Single Barrel Rye: 60 Bottles, Barrel 19-03678   
Single Barrel: 60 Bottles, Barrel 19-05892           
Single Barrel, Barrel Proof: 42 Bottles, Barrel 19-15074

Marino's Beverage Depot         
5829 Monroe St., Sylvania     
Single Barrel Rye: 60 Bottles, Barrel 19-06611   
Single Barrel: 54 Bottles, Barrel 19-05904           
Single Barrel, Barrel Proof: 42 Bottles, Barrel 19-15075

Twinsburg Beverage   
9224 Darrow Rd., Twinsburg     
Single Barrel Rye: 60 Bottles, Barrel 19-06607   
Single Barrel: 60 Bottles, Barrel 19-05907           
Single Barrel, Barrel Proof: 42 Bottles, Barrel 19-15076

Giant Eagle     
2700 Mahoning Ave., Warren   
Single Barrel Rye: 66 Bottles, Barrel 19-06611   
Single Barrel: 54 Bottles, Barrel 19-05904           
Single Barrel, Barrel Proof: 42 Bottles, Barrel 19-15075

Winerak Market           
2336 Maple Ave., Zanesville     
Single Barrel Rye: 60 Bottles, Barrel 19-06597   
Single Barrel: 54 Bottles, Barrel 19-05886           
Single Barrel, Barrel Proof: 36 Bottles, Barrel 19-15073


Source: OHLQ

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the info! Not trying to be a B; but there could be a benefit of having a proof reader in the future. A few items I noticed: the date was listed as Friday December 21 and should have been Saturday the 21st or Friday the 20th, the first bullet under Single Barrel Select was missing a digit for the barrel number (suspect it was a 6, based on the numbers listed under the store locations) and the last thing I noticed on quick glance is all the barrel numbers and descriptions under Single Barrel Rye and Single Barrel, Barrel Proof were the same. I suspect the descriptions only belong to one category and not both.

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  2. Hi Jennifer, thanks for the comment. I've updated the date and the barrel numbers. The missing digit was provided by the state so I didn't want to make any assumptions on what the correct number was supposed to be. Thanks again for the feedback.

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