Having reviewed a Jim Beam non whiskey product – it’s only fair – and in the interests of impartiality – that I feature a Jack Daniel’s non whiskey product too.
Well – I say non whiskey – as this cider is a blend of ‘Crisp Apple Cider’ with some of Jack’s Tennessee Whiskey.
I don’t mind a cider now and then – especially on a warm summers evening – but I must admit to preferring a dry style of cider – not too sweet either – so I approached this bottle with none too high expectations.
Both Jack & Jim allow their logo’s to be used on many a product. It’s a great way to promote the brand. But often that product bears no relevance or connection to the original bourbons which are the core expressions of those brands.
Jack’s Cider poured clean & fresh.
It was very pale in colour. The nose was definitely cider. A bit of dry apple mixed in with enough of a hint of bourbon to give a lift to the experience.
The taste was satisfyingly refreshing. Not too sweet. That crisp dry apple coming through and combining gently with that sticky sweetness associated with a pour of Old No. 7.
There’s no real complexity here. It’s a simple bourbon infused cider. But it does exactly what it says on the label & certainly appealed to me as a refreshing alternative to a whiskey on a balmy warm night.
If this summer heatwave continues I might be tempted to indulge in a little more ‘smooth sippin’ courtesy of Jack!