Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey & Cola Cans

Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey & Cola Cans

So this is something we have been debating whether it is worth covering or not for quite some time. While no premix advertises as being "with coke" or "& coke" I am sure we all know for the most part coke and the cola used are for the most part similar. Personally for me especially when it comes to a casual drink with dinner or a house party, premixes are a lot more shareable, low maintenance (just throw the can/ bottle away when your done) and if you keep an eye out they can be cheaper.

The main difference with these review is going to be a bigger focus on what you get for your money in terms of liquid and alcohol volume with a lesser focus on taste as typically these drinks are much weaker than mixing your own or buying one from a bar.

With all that said lets start out with one of my go-to premix options!  

In a Can

The standard JD premix provides you with 375ml of liquid for your drinking pleasure with 5% alcohol volume or 1.5 standard drinks. In no shock anyone the taste is definitely weaker than a post-mix purely as a result of the much more coke your getting in your can. That doesn't mean you don't get the JD experience with your drink, you can still expect that bitter kick at the end that reminds you that it is indeed the drink you love (with a lot less of the hassle). I strongly recommend refrigerating as soon as possible, the colder the better. Due to the increased amount of liquid I find on a typical night a 10 pack will last one person 1.5 sessions or 1 session with a can a night for 4 days, this is typically what I will do when I intend to have a quiet, cheaper night to my self but still would like some drinks. I'll also buy 2 10 packs or a single 24 if I am going to a house party as they are great for sharing amongst those of you who aren't in the mood for beer. 

 

In a Bottle

I tend to go for the 330ml bottles that have the same 5% alcohol volume but 1.2 standard drinks if I am intending to go to a family gathering or event that requires a bit more "class" then rocking up with a 10 pack in hand. One great feature I have found is for situations where beer drinkers are all around you, JD premix bottles tend to sort of blend in and most won't give it a second thought as they see you sip from the bottle. I may also be biased in this regard but because the bottle has a lid those of you that are accident prone don't have to worry about spilling your precious drink.

 

Recommendation

If you plan to buy in bulk definitely buy yourself cans, I quite often am able to find 10 packs on special at at least one bottle shop in a 1km radius of my place. The other advantage cans have that I exploit quite often is how to fit them into your fridge, being a lot shorter they can fit into smaller areas while still being stood up. However as I mentioned for the clumsy or self conscious bottles are definitely a good option if you only intend to drink 1 - 4. 

 

Prices

In a Can (375ml):
1x - $5.99
4x - $19.99
10x -  $37.95
24x - $77.00


In A Bottle (330ml)
1x  - $5.99
4x  - $19.99
24x  - $89.99

Standard price at Dan Murphy's Australia, prices may vary.

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