Review: Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack Tennessee Cider

Review: Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack Tennessee Cider

jack daniel's winter jackI first encountered Winter Jack several years ago on a trip to Germany. There it was, this curious bottle set on the back bar in an outdoor Christmas market, where it was subtitled an “Apple Whiskey Punch.” Turns out the holiday-themed spirit has been popular in that country for a few years, and now, Winter Jack is finally making its way from Deutschland to America, rebranded as a “Tennessee Cider.” Same difference, I suppose, and in fact it’s the same product, just rebranded for its American release.

Winter Jack is a mix of apple cider liqueur and classic Jack Daniel’s whiskey. Emphasis, as you’ll see below, is on the cider liqueur.

The spirit pours a very pale, Chardonnay-like color. The nose offers cinnamon, applesauce, and honey, but it isn’t overpowering… a lot like sticking your nose into a glass of your kids’ juice. On the body, initially it’s quite mild as the nose would indicate, offering a simple apple juice/cider character that slowly builds to a more tart, fresh apple-driven finish. The spirit leaves you with quite a bit of sweetness, which is where the barest touches of caramel and vanilla show up, the thumbprint of JD turning out to be quite a latent one on this spirit. The overall effect is appealing, though it doesn’t leave much of a lasting impression. In the end, Winter Jack clearly prefers to let the cider liqueur do more of the talking, which is fine, I guess. You can always add more whiskey to suit your tastes, after all.

Intended to be served warm.

30 proof. Check the website below for availability in your state.


Jack Daniel's Winter Jack Tennessee Cider




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.


  1. dale on December 20, 2013 at 9:05 am

    do you deliver to Canada?

    • Christopher Null on December 20, 2013 at 10:16 am

      Dale – We are not a retailer and don’t sell these products ourselves, we just write about them. Please check with your local spirits provider…

  2. dale on December 20, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    OK thanks. as for the other they dont sell the stuff i want in canada thats why i was asking..

  3. Kim on February 22, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Dale, my boyfriend and I were at the LCBO today in Toronto and they sold it in the refrigerated sections. Not sure where you live in Canada but it smells delicious! Not to sure what to mix with it!

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