Now my favorite whiskey recipe is hands-down a glass with some Jim Beam in it. But I guess Jack Daniels is ok too. But Jack with grenadine, triple sec, and orange juice? Well, it takes all sorts...
I might have to try an Evil Jack some day.
I have a friend who loves to walk into bars and ask for "two fingers... Jack... neat" just because he knows no bartender under the age of 50 has ever heard those words. Once the girl behind the bar sadly informed him they were out of Tequila.
But Jack, well, people put it in the same category as Bourbon. I was once at a bar and ordered Jim Beam. When I was given a glass of Jack Daniels instead, I could tell by the flavor and spoke up. The bartender said "Eh, Jim, Jack... same thing." I almost flew off the handle, as I was in a pricey establishment and had paid a pretty penny for a moderately clean glass full of not what I asked for. But that's how a lot of people think. Many consider Jim and Jack to be interchangeable. But would they do the same with Crown or Seagram's 7? Canadian whiskey is pretty close to Bourbon, people don't consider it to be bourbon. Nor has it ever pretended to be anything other than what it is: it comes in different shaped bottles, totally different style labels and completely different marketing campaigns. But just look at that bottle of Jack, all square and bourbony and old-timey. You get the feeling that on the weekends Jack Daniels puts on a fake mustache and asks its wife to call him "Bourbon" in bed.