Jimmy Bedford has done right with adding the extra charcoal mellowing after aging to make a gentleman out of Jack Daniels whiskey. Much like going to see a tailor for a second fitting to make sure the lapels are in order and the cut is just right, Gentleman Jack exhibits a smoothness and pinache that elevates it over its casual sipping sibling. Here is a recipe for Gentleman Jack's search for the perfect cocktail served in a Manhattan glass
2 oz. Gentleman Jack
1/2 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 oz. Agave Nectar (preferred) or Simple Syrup (1:1 ratio)
3 Fresh Yellow Rainier Cherries (pitted)
2 dashes of Fee Brothers Cherry Bitters
Preparation: Muddle the cherries in a mixing tin. Add the Gentleman Jack, fresh lemon juice and agave nectar or simple syrup into the mixing tin with ice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds and strain into a Manhattan glass. Add 2 dashes of cherry bitters. Stir and serve. No garnish.