What Are Some Facts About the Jack Daniels Whiskey Distillery?


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The Jack Daniels Whiskey Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee is situated in Moore's County, a dry county that prohibits the sale of alcoholic beverages to the public. The distillery is allowed to sell commemorative whiskey bottles that are coincidentally filled with free whiskey to its visitors.

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What Are Some Facts About the Jack Daniels Whiskey Distillery?
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As of March 2013, the Jack Daniel's Whiskey Distillery is the primary source of revenue for Moore's County, outcompeting 15 other distilleries that opened in the same era as Jack Daniels. The distillery employs 371 people; six more than Lynchburg's entire population of 365 individuals.

One of the special distinctions that Jack Daniels used in the creation of his signature whiskey was refusing to date his individual batches. At the distillery, master tasters test each batch and barrel of whiskey to determine whether it passes the company's quality standards.

Another feature that is unique to the Jack Daniels Distillery is the water source used for producing whiskey. Jack Daniels built the distillery on a tract of land that featured a natural spring of iron-free water. The abundance of sugar maple trees on the land gave Daniels the raw material he needed to create the sugar-maple charcoal central to the unique charcoal mellowing process that takes place at the distillery.

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