Jack Daniels Has Created Its Highest Proof Whiskey Ever

by Quentin Blount

Alright, all of you Outsiders out there are going to love this. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey is releasing its highest-proof whiskey ever.

You read that right — Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Special Release Coy Hill High Proof is the strongest that the company has ever released. It was aged on the top racks of the oldest barrel houses on Coy Hill. For those at home who aren’t familiar, Coy Hill is the highest hill on the Jack Daniel Distillery property in Lynchburg, Tennessee.”

There is no denying that high-proof whiskey has grown in popularity in recent years. As a result, distillers have taken things into their own hands. They have responded by releasing higher and higher proof bottles year after year. However, none of them can really compete with Jack Daniel’s Coy Hill High Proof. Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller Chris Fletcher explained as much in a press release.

“The Coy Hill High Proof is all about pushing the limit for single barrel maturation to create one of our boldest, most innovative whiskeys we have ever released,” he said. “It highlights one of the unique attributes of the Jack Daniel Distillery — the dry air of the highest floors of the barrel houses — and the amazing impact it has on whiskey making.”

Official tasting notes from the company suggest that the highly-anticipated whiskey has an aroma of seared oak and dark brown sugar with flavors of bold baking spices and a lingering finish of toffee, smoke, and rich leather.

Jack Daniel’s latest whiskey will be hitting shelves sometime this month. Not only that, but depending on the bottle you pick up, it could be up to 148 proof. From what we have been able to find out, the 750ml size will have a retail price tag of $70.00.

If you are more a seasoned whiskey drinker, you probably know that most barrel-proof offerings land somewhere between 115 and 130. So, you can imagine that the new Jack Daniel’s whiskey is definitely pushing the boundaries with its 148 proof bottles.

As a matter of fact, the Coy Hill High Proof falls just a few proof points shy of Bacardi 151. That also means that it’s just a touch under a low-proof offering of Everclear. But just so we’re all clear, the legal limit for bourbon whiskey is 160 proof in the bottle. That law was set by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.

As a side note for all of you out there, the brand suggests the following to those who purchase it: “bottle should remain upright at all times unless being poured into a glass for drinking in a responsible manner.”

Cheers, Outsiders!