• We all know and love what you call 'standard black label', which is actually called Gold Medal, so I don't need to go into its taste. Green Label Jack Daniel's, to me, just tastes like Gold Medal watered down; it's horrible! "the difference is determined by professional tasters who determine which of the batches will be graded out as worthy of being labelled with the prestigious black label, the rest being sold under the green label."
  • I tried Green Label and wasn't impressed. Now, if you're talking BLUE label... :D
  • What is Jack Daniel’s Green Label Tennessee Whiskey? Jack Daniel's Green Label is a lighter, less mature whiskey with a lighter color and character. The barrels selected for Green Label tend to be on the lower floors and more toward the center of the warehouse where the whiskey matures more slowly.
  • that comment about the blue label is not jack daniels it Johnnie walker blue they keep it behind the counter its a few thousand dollars
  • In the past 15 years the proof of Jack Daniels Black label has dropped from 90 to 86 to 80 proof. In times past the Black Label version was purchased because of it's higher alcohol content. The Green label was always regarded as "Inferior" in quality. Now that the black label is also 80 proof, there has been some confusion as to what the difference between the green and black labels is. Some think the two are differentiated by professional tasters and the better barrels are used in the black bottles, but in actuallity the difference is in the number of years aged in oak. The black label is aged for about 5 years, while the green label gets 3-4 yrs. This difference results in a fruitier and less oaky whiskey. It's very subtle.
  • On a recent tour of the Jack Daniels Distillery in Lynchburg Tenn. I was told of the differences. We were told that Jack Daniels has no particular amount of time that it is matured for. What actually takes place is that the Master Distiller will actually taste from 1 of the barrels and decides if it is ready. If the 1 is ready they assume the rest are ready without tasting them. The wharehouse where the mature Jack has probably about 17 levels that hold the barrels. The first 2 levels which stay the coolest since heat rises is where the Green Label comes from. Since this level does not get as hot the barrel does not expand and contract as much and therefore the liquor does not go into the pours and absorb the vanilla oak flavor from the barrel. Level 3 through through 15 are your standard black label and the upper levels are Single Barrel Jack. Gentleman Jack is black label Jack that is charcoal mellowed a second time before bottling.
  • i love green jack daniels. thank you all. -smash
  • its the best.
  • i would swim in it.
  • i love the green.
  • Blue label is Johnnie Walker Scotch... It's not whiskey at all. Johnnie Walker comes in several different colors that show quality depending on the color. It has nothing to do with Jack Daniels or this post... I guess it's just his uninformative preference regarding this blog
  • I was told today at the liquor store that the green label was a new "2 year-aged" whiskey --- while the black label is the traditional "4 year-aged" whiskey. They said that Jack wanted to offer something a bit lower price during these economic times.

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