Review: Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple

Following up on expressions like its Tennessee Fire and Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s continues to tinker with adding flavored expressions to its repertoire.

The latest: Tennessee Apple, which is exactly what you think it is, a heavily flavored mix of JD and apple liqueur.

It tastes exactly like you’d expect, too, starting with a nose that has that classic “apple flavor” element — that iconic, not-quite-real-but-not-totally-artificial green apple candy scent, showing here with just a touch of vanilla. The palate again showcases the apple flavor, though that Apple Pucker element is tempered by notes of almonds, honey, and some buttered popcorn. Throughout all of this, it’s unquestionably and overwhelmingly sweet, taking a spirit that’s already light on whiskey flavor and stripping it down even further. The saccharine finish at least props up a strong caramel note, giving the spirit a semblance of caramel apple as it (eventually) fades.

Serious drinkers won’t find much use for the so-called Jack Apple, but if you’re craving an appletini but don’t mind it not being electric green in color, this bottle could conceivably work.

70 proof.

C / $20 /

Jack Daniel's Tennessee Apple




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. Joe Roth on March 18, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    Horrifying product! Jack is rolling over in his grave!

  2. AlexBarbaros on May 10, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    Thank you for your review. I’ve seen it on “” and in Germany it’s only available since march now. At first i was sceptic, but then i gave it a try. And what should i say? I love the taste of fresh green apples paired with some good old jack daniels tennessee whiskey. Combined with ice, it’s a nice summerdrink.

    • Andy Skeet on December 28, 2021 at 1:14 pm

      If you want a decent whiskey, buy Jamiesons, Jura or The MacAllen. If you’re inclined, & impressed towards over-rated poor American whiskeys buy Jack Daniels. “Jack” makes his whiskey very palatable by his introduction of the Tennessee “Fire”, “Honey” & “Apple”. Don’t slag off a greatly improved product.

  3. K Davis on August 12, 2020 at 2:25 pm

    It is delicious in my Apple Pie. I have used several other well known brands for baking. But, this Jack Daniel’s Apple. Is the best for dishes. Now I am about to try this in an apple cake. I have been using the Crown Apple, & Ciroc Apple. This is just perfect.

  4. Jeremy on November 12, 2020 at 6:56 am

    This is absolutely disgusting. Just boozy soda. It instantly smells like cheap artificial-flavor apple, and tastes like a 50% sugar boozy drink for broke partying teenagers.

  5. Claire Thompson on December 18, 2020 at 10:01 am

    Love it I will be buying it for christmas good for cold flu and virsus

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