Drink better. Live well.

Some of San Francisco's best bartenders joined us for a special lunch with Jack Daniel's Master Distiller Jeff Arnett on April 10. After a gourmet meal and a whiskey tasting, we surprised the attendees with an impromptu cocktail competition. Mixologists worked in teams of four to create a drink using the unique flavor of Gentleman Jack, the world's only twice-charcoal-mellowed whiskey. Ultimately, the Safe Kicker, concocted by Jen Ackrill of Rye, Darren Crawford of Bourbon & Branch, Enrique Sanchez of Jasper's Corner Tap & Kitchen and Brian MacGregor of Jasper's Corner Tap & Kitchen, came out on top. Fix the winning recipe and you'll see why it was the judges' favorite.

And if you're heading out, make sure to order one of the tasty Gentleman Jack cocktails at the fine Bay Area watering holes below. Cheers!

Where to drink Gentleman Jack in San Francisco

Azúcar Lounge

299 9th Street (Map)

Ask for the Feelin' It by Daniel Godinez
(Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey, Rothman & Winter Orchard Peach Liqueur, orange juice, orange marmalade, kumquats, egg white)


834 Irving Street (Map)

Ask for the Summer in Lynchburg by Ben Rubin
(Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey, Pimm's No. 1, allspice dram, tangelo juice, rosemary, rhubarb bitters)


3200 16th Street (Map)

Ask for the Shanghaied Cocktail by Nick Desenfants
(Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey, gala apple, lemon juice, agave nectar, Bittermens Burlesque Bitters)

Ask for the Mellow Manhattan by Kalifi Ferretti-Gallon
(Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey, Bénédictine, Bittermens 'Elemakule Tiki Bitters)

Harry Denton's Starlight Room

450 Powell Street (Map)

Ask for the Dry County by Joel Teitelbaum
(Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey, Amaro Nonino, Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay, Fee Brothers Whiskey Barrel Aged Bitters)


580 Geary Street (Map)

Ask for the Five O'Clock Shadow by Tahra Cerutti
(Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey, vanilla-infused agave syrup, lime juice, lemon verbena, blackberries, basil)

Presidio Social Club

563 Ruger Street (Map)

Ask for the Good Ol' Fashioned Gentleman by Alan Chen
(Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey, lemon bitters)


688 Geary Street (Map)

Ask for The Enternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind by Amanda Washington
(Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey, lemon juice, watermelon, basil, orange bitters)

Ask for the Minnie Pearl's Gentleman Caller by Jen Ackrill
(Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey, Bénédictine, lemon juice, ginger syrup, ginger, mint, Jerry Thomas bitters)

Smuggler's Cove

650 Gough Street (Map)

Ask for the Time is Tight by Steven Liles
(Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey, Laird's Bottled-in-Bond Apple Brandy, velvet falernum, lemon juice, cinnamon syrup)

Gentleman Jack is a registered trademark. ©2012 Jack Daniel's. Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey alcohol 40% by volume (80 proof). Distilled and bottled at Jack Daniel Distillery, Lynchburg, Tenn.

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