In the wee hours of the morning at Jekyll, we got to talking about Yukon Jack liquor. I mentioned that I have a fair amount of experience drinking the stuff and, more importantly, watching others “Do Yukon J.” I should note that Yukon J is one of those boozes with a mellow, pleasant taste that beguiles the drinker into believing that it’s tame. However, hidden beneath its palate-pleasing properties, lurks the firepower of a Howitzer.
The 100 proof sledgehammer creeps up on the unwary and, more than any other liquor I know, Yukon Jack has the propensity to produce “The Stare.”
A word to the wise: If you give Yukon Jack a try and you find yourself saying, “Yo, this stuff is smoooooth,” it is probably already too late. Don’t even think about driving, and you might also consider wearing shades so that no one can see you doing The Stare.