Jack Daniel's - The story
Hello Guys ,
As you have already seen on one of my last post on IG I promise you to write you a post about the life and the story of my favorite Jack Daniel's!
So, this Wednesday, I choose to share with you the story behind the world's oldest whiskey.
The story starts in the middle of Tennessee, surrounded by dense forests and wide fields, is the small village of Lynchburg!
In spite of his almost 160cm body size, with a piercing look, an imposing mustache, and an elegant suit, Jasper Newton "Jack " Daniel was a phenomenon that was not forgotten so quickly!The stories about the seven girlfriends Jack supposedly had at the same time or the rumor that he deliberately concealed his birth date to score with the ladies draw a dazzling image of the whiskey burner. What remains today is Jack's American Dream - and of course his unique whiskey!
Jack's beginnings were not really glamorous: Jack grew up in Tennessee with 12 siblings and his mother died shortly after his birth. Because Jack was the smallest, he developed into a rebel. At the age of six or nine, he left home and landed in Lynchburg, where village clergyman Dan Call offered him shelter. Next to the church and his small farm, Dan secretly distilled whiskey on his farm. For years, everything went well and little Jack learned the art of whiskey burning from the ground up. In 1866, Calls hopped up and he was given the choice by the church: church or whiskey. Even then, Jack, a business-minded boy, saw his big chance - and he grabbed her by the head. In 1866 he bought the pastor his distillery and founded the Jack Daniel Distillery.
With firefighters, as with everything he did, Jack threw himself into the whiskey production. He discovered the Lynchburger Cave Spring, from which cool, pure and almost iron-free cave spring water bubbles - the perfect basis for a particularly pure whiskey. Above all, Jack worked tirelessly on perfecting his "Charcoal Mellowing" procedure. Stacked for piles, he burnt sugar-corn, in order to gain kiloweise charcoal. In huge barrels jacked over three meters high coal layers, by which he filtered his Whiskey drops by drop and gave him such an incomparable mildness.
Even today, each bottle of Jack Daniel's Whiskey contains spring water from Jack's Cave Spring and every drop of Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey is still filtered according to the Jack's "Charcoal Mellowing" method developed by Jack. Afterwards, the whiskey can mature in white wine barrels, which the Jack Daniel Distillery produces as some of the few distilleries still itself and in manual work. When the whiskey has reached the perfect maturity level and assumes its Bernsteinton, it is bottled into the typical angular Jack Daniel's bottles. These are also due to Jack's stubbornness: for a long time he refused to fill his precious drops into the usual round glass bottles and sold his whiskey directly from the barrel. In a last desperate attempt, the local glassblower could convince him of a bottle so angular and unique original.
Jack Daniel and his distillery have shared a lot with each other. During the prohibition in Lynchburg for saling, drinking and transportingof alcohol was prohibited and the Jack Daniel Distillery had to stop the production. During this time, another accident happened too, Jack missed the safe of a footstep and broke his toe. The broken toe infected itself, which led to a blood poisoning and ultimately to Jack's death. Jack's nephew Lem Motlow, just as smart and businesslike as his uncle, took over the Jack Daniel Distillery and, with a clever political move, ensured that they could resume operations in 1933.
Today Jeff Arnett is the seventh master distiller of the more than 1.7 million barrels of the Jack Daniel Distillery and responsible for the products of Jack Daniel's family. The heart of the family is the soft Jack Daniel's "Old No. 7 "Tennessee Whiskey with a mixture of smoky and pleasantly sweet notes. The family is complemented by the twofold, elegant and incomparably gentle "Gentleman Jack" and the complex "Jack Daniel's Single Barrel", each bottle of which comes from a single barrel. "Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey", the first flavored version of "Old No. 7 ". Supplied with sweet notes of honey, nuts and chocolate, the "Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey" also retains the unmistakably mild character of Jack Daniel.
It's so interesting and inspiring story, and I hope that everyone of us could learn something from this man.