Gentleman Jack is known as “the smoother side of Jack”. This bourbon is developed to be less intense for a softer, lighter and sweeter flavour. Perfect as a sipping bourbon over ice.
850mls Vodka or white spirit @ 40%
200mls Vodka or white spirit on SU JD Oak Barrel Cubes or Chips (see below)
50ml Classic Tennessee Bourbon
5mls Prestige Tennessee Sour Mash Bourbon
In a 1.125L bottle mix white spirit, oaked spirit, Classic Tennessee Bourbon, Prestige Tennessee Sour Mash Bourbon and glycerine. Leave for 1 week to mature.
Tips for temperature control:
-Use the chilled water to reach a satisfactory temperature and add yeast immediately.
-Maintain a cool even temperature in the fermenter.
-Place the fermenter in a tray and wrap it in a blanket with an end in a container of water.
-Placing the fermenter on a concrete slab can also help to keep the temperature constant.
–Use a Brewing Thermostat and a fridge for optimum brewing conditions all year round.
Equipment needed for mead making:
– 4 Litre Pot
– Medium Funnel
– 2 x 5L Demijohns
– Bored Bung
– Solid Bung
-To make oak spirit use a 4-5 Litre wide neck glass jar, use around 200-300g of oak blocks or chips and 1 litre of vodka/neutral spirit. Soak for at least 14 days but the flavour intensifies the longer you leave the oak soaking. When ready, strain the oak out by passing it through filter wool in a funnel.