When people in Tennessee hear the word “whiskey,” the name of Jack Daniel automatically comes to mind. That’s because Jack Daniel’s signature tasting whiskey is synonymous with southern living. Here’s a little background on how Jack Daniel’s came to be the go-to liquor in Tennessee.
Jack Daniel’s Distillery was established in 1866, and was the first registered distillery in the U.S. born Jasper Newton Daniel, its namesake is the mastermind behind the Old No. 7 taste that is so popular. By 1904, Jack’s infamous whiskey had earned a gold medal at the World’s Fair. The secret to Jack’s award-winning flavor is limestone spring water, which is the resource used today at the Lynchburg, TN location. His original recipe, which remains unchanged, also includes just the right amount of corn, rye, and barley.