Mostly, this post is for people searching Google for “Jack Rose DC Menu and Prices” because I couldn’t find anything online that listed the prices. Unfortunately, most of the menu is permanently sold out which is a bummer.
If you’re a whiskey aficionado, walk in on a slow night and order an Ardbeg or Willet, talk about whiskey and then tell the bartender, “I have $150 to spend, can you line up 5-8 1 ounce pours of some really cool stuff?” That’s what I did and it was a great time.
My first approach at Jack Rose was writing down 10 things I wanted to try…all but 3 of them were sold out. All in all, I spend $210 to try I think 9 different Bourbons and it was money well spent. I can’t wait to go back.
I am posting some tasting notes below but keep in mind my bourbon knowledge is only just starting…these were typed on an iPhone and I’m not going to make them look pretty. I was pretty impressed with the notes from a surprise in what I liked over other bourbons. I think the 13 year Van Winkle Rye was unfair because I got the last half-ounce of the bottle and the bartender claimed it had been open and oxidizing for quite a long time. “People don’t really know about this one or ask for it”
Van winkle 13 Rye. Golden velvet look. Burns on the back of My throat nose. Ashy charcoal taste. Floral with cigarette and sweet turpentine honey mix 89/100
Stitzel Weller old fitz 1966 decanter (not pictured). Pale orange. Strange corn and juicy fruit sweet nose. Banana and jam. Strange nose. Very thin. Juicy like juicy fruit gum. Slight licorice and mint finish. Strange whisky. 60/100
Willet 10 year barrel 2362 58.8% Nose is just whoa. Cherries and fruit with nuts and a sweet spice. Wow. Most amazing just super interesting. This thick velvety and incredibly sweet. Juicy orange honey blossom so sweet and sugar juicy. 95/100
Noahs mill 15 Smells like a honey coated nail salon. Great body and mouthfeel. Thick and sweet. Acetone galore though. Has a crisp pear finish and residual sweetness 85/100
Rowan’s 12 year Has a candy sweetness like lollipop and tootsie roll. Quite boozy. A lot of sweetness and oak is Turned up to 11. Caramel and vanilla bean 91/100 I love oak
Heaven hill select stock spring 2014. 8 year wheater bourbon cognac for 2 years 65.1%Smells pretty awesome. A bit boozy but not surprising given the abv. Plum and orange peel nose. Taste has some turpentine but pear and tree fruit sweetness. A crap load of oak. Huge booziness. Crisp and oaky finish with sweetness from the cognac. 87/100 Update 2 drops of water opened this one way up! All of the nuances of extended cognac aging are gone and all of the sweet and flavorful elements come forward. Wow. Much improved.
Four roses 2011 55.1% limited Very faint nose. Candy apple and blackberry and a touch of oak. So smooth. This is the smoothed bourbon I’ve ever had. Remarkably well done. Oak, caramel and semi sweetness. Finish is pretty boozy. No off flavor though 94/100
Willet 55.5% barrel 3602 22 years Great pear with a slight peat and mossy nose. Sweet crisp apples. Light peppercorn, wheat and sweet candy apples. Blackberries. Smoked oak and cedar. Light finish with then an intense booziness. Really fantastic 94/100
Willet 67.6 barrel c43a 20 years Very dark oak. Takes the nose hairs out. So freaking strong. Honeysuckle and wood. Whoa. Intense flavor. Woody, tannic with dark berries and earthy notes. Minor sweetness. Hurts my tongue. Whoa 91/100
Four roses 125th Burnt golden appearance. Nose is like Oaked cotton candy and jelly beans with caramelized table sugar. So silky smooth and full of flavor. No burnt notes at all. Incredibly wel blancd. With a floral backbone. Booze bites at the finish. Sits on the tongue. Really exceptional 96/100
Menu @ Jack Rose DC
This is only a sample of the menu but it does help to give an average price to those who are interested. Higher resolution images are on Flickr – https://www.flickr.com/photos/adamjackson/