The Jack Daniel Distillery was founded in 1866 by Mr. Jack Daniel in Lynchburg, Tennessee.
Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey is made with the finest corn, rye and barley malt. Its distinctive character is a result of natural fermentation, careful distillation, and use of the distillery’s iron-free water from the Cave Spring.
What gives Tennessee whiskey its uncommon taste – and its clear distinction from bourbon and all other whiskeys – is the charcoal-mellowing process that was created in this region in the 1800s. By carefully mellowing the spirits through 10 feet of hard maple charcoal right after distillation, Tennessee distillers discovered a choice whiskey with a distinctive flavor that forever established the Tennessee whiskey tradition.
Following the charcoal-mellowing process, Jack Daniel’s whiskey is placed into brand new charred white oak barrels for storage and aging in warehouses nestled in the hills of Tennessee. As the whiskey ages, the extreme temperature changes of the passing seasons cause the whiskey to expand and contract, driving the whiskey deeper into and out of the wood of the barrel each year.
This aging process gives the whiskey all of it color and much of its flavor.