Before Charcoal Mellowing


To be able to compare the clean, smooth, and balanced whiskey achieved through the mellowing process to what it tastes like before this important step, look no further than the “Before” bottle.

This bottle was part of the Before and After set which was marketed as an “Exclusive Tennessee Sampling Pack” and contained a 375ml bottle of 80 proof whiskey before mellowing, a 375ml bottle of 80 proof whiskey after mellowing, and a glass jar of mellowing charcoal. The process of mellowing, of course, refers to slowly dripping every ounce of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey through ten feet of hard sugar maple charcoal.

Additional information about this bottle provided in Volume II of the Jack Daniel’s Bottle Collector’s Guide.