To paraphrase Billy Idol, "It's a nice day for a white...whiskey."
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No matter how much you love ’em, a glass of Maker’s or Jack is far from refreshing when the pavement’s buckling under the sun’s blazing rays. Instead of just toughing it out, switch your order up and ask for a white whiskey. The buzz-worthy spirit is showing up on more and more bar menus thanks to its unique taste, its rebel “moonshine” reputation, and its overall versatility when it comes to making cocktails.
A white whiskey with a twist, Jacob’s Ghost is stored in barrels for a year—so it has that moonshine kick plus a bit of smokiness from the oak. (the “ghost” in question is Jim Beam’s founding distiller, Jacob beam.)
Produced in a dry county (Moore’s been that way since before Prohibition—who knew?), this spicy, surprisingly sweet rye, corn, and barley blend was the first new brand produced by Jack Daniel’s in almost 100 years.
This mellow, slightly sweet spirit has a definite corn taste. The company chills each batch, then runs it through a charcoal filter by hand to produce the “winter whisky” that’s been the base of its whis- kies since 1870.