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With cinnamon-flavored liquors taking over the bar scenes across America (cough Fireball cough), it only seems right that the most famous whiskey brand, Jack Daniel’s, gets in on the action.
Thus, we have the test release of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire. Only available in three states, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and of course Tennessee, this whiskey is one you need to put on your radar ASAP. My boyfriend’s sister, mentioned trying Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire in Philadelphia one weekend and as a routine Fireball consumer, I was intrigued by Jack’s new option. On my most recent trip to visit my parent’s house in PA, I swung by the liquor store and was able to grab a bottle of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire to bring to my latest football tailgate.
The base of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire is traditional Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 whiskey. They then add red hot cinnamon liquor to give it a spicy, cinnamon kick. When I went to try Jack Fire, I expected to be hit over the head with cinnamon and barely be able to uncover the delicious taste of the Jack Daniel’s which I love. I have fun college memory of splitting a regular bottle of Jack while watching Surfs Up with a friend. Jack is by far my whiskey of choice. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire could be on its way to being my second favorite.
You get all the delicious notes of Jack Daniel’s when you drink Jack Fire, followed by a subtly sweet cinnamon kick that makes it seem like fresh cinnamon was just added to your drink.Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire is not as sweet as Fireball, which makes it ten times more appealing in my opinion. The cinnamon notes are actually spicy.Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire is light and easy to drink as a regular shot or mixed in a drink. When drinking in shot form, I didn’t even need a chaser, just a testament to how smooth this whiskey really is.
Released in April, it should only be a matter of time before Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire is available on a national scale, at least we can only hope. Until then, I will be making a few extra trips to visit my parents, not only for their awesome company, but to grab a couple extra bottles of Jack Fire to store away for a rainy day. Just when I thought I was done with cinnamon whiskeys (I seriously have consumed more then I care to admit amounts of Fireball), Jack Daniel’s has to go and throw their hat into the ring. I’ll admit I’m not sad they did. In fact, I think they have raised the bar with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire. It is a winner and needs to be at bars across the county.