The fall is here. A time when your girlfriend or wife asks you to go apple-picking. This autumn, why not go apple-picking but in a way that you’ll both enjoy. Why not pick up a bottle of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple?
First Jack Daniel’s introduced the sweet Tennessee Honey in 2011 and the cinnamony hot Tennessee Fire in 2015. Now comes Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple. Jack Daniel’s jumps into the apple-flavored whiskey market along with Crown Royal Regal Apple and Jim Beam Apple.
Jack Daniel’s launched Tennessee Apple, which takes apple liqueur made from real Granny Smith, McIntosh and Red Delicious apples and blends it with their classic Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey. Jack Daniel’s Apple comes in at 35% ABV and 70 proof.
Right off the bat, you smell green apples. The flavor is an unmistakably crisp green apple with hints of cinnamon and notes of caramel from the whiskey. The spirit is exceptionally smooth, not harsh, and easy to drink straight up or neat.
Jack Daniel’s Apple isn’t overly sweet or syrupy and isn’t like other apple-flavored liquors that taste like a Green Apple Jolly Rancher.
“Mr. Jack was known for being an innovator and always exploring how to do things differently, including adding different flavors and ingredients,” said Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller Jeff Arnett. “Tennessee Apple couples the character of our Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey with the taste of crisp, green apples. It’s like a freshly picked apple in a glass of Jack.”
“We feel like it’s a good time now to offer Apple. Flavors have been driving a lot of interest in the whiskey category,” Arnett told Forbes. “It’s been a game-changer for Jack Daniel’s, even a brand that’s been around as long as we have. We found that flavors tend to attract a different consumer and/or they fit into a different occasion. Maybe an after-dinner drink or something where our whiskey wouldn’t necessarily be poured.”
You could use Tennessee Apple to spike cider, make a hot toddy or add to sparkling water for a very spiked seltzer.
If you combined the Jack Daniel’s Honey with Jack Daniel’s Apple, you could drink a Jack Daniel’s Honeycrisp Apple. You could combine Jack Daniel’s Apple with Jack Daniel’s Fire to make an adult red hot candy apple drink.
Jack Daniel’s, the distillery that was founded in 1975 in Lynchburg, Tennessee, released Tennessee Apple nationally on October 1. JD Apple should be available at your local liquor store now with a suggested retail price of $26.99 for a 750 ml bottle. Does this count as my apple a day that will keep the doctor away?